Project Description

Philippe Gandiol

Philippe Gandiol, an award winning Northern California painter, was born and raised in France and moved to California in his early 20’s. He has painted with oils for over 25 years.  He pursued an independent program of study, taking classes in France, San Francisco and Sacramento and with several renowned West Coast painters. Philippe likes to paint a variety of subjects: landscapes, cityscapes, still life and figures “en plein air” or in the studio.  He works as much as possible from life, believing that only in life can he find the full range of light and color he wants in his paintings and the spirit of his subject matter. He is actively involved with the California artist community, art events and fundraisers. He also participated in juried art festivals in Sonoma, Carmel, Napa and San Luis Obispo to name a few. He teaches both privately and at the Davis Art Center. As an instructor, Philippe is appreciated as a thorough, supportive and inspiring mentor.

Artwork

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Selected juried shows/events

2019 Los Gatos Plein Air

2019 Winters Plein Air

2019 Carmel Plein Air painting Festival

2010 – 2019 Sonoma plein air

2018 Plein Air Easton

2018 Crocker Art Museum art auction
2016 Scene on the Strait, Martinez, CA
2016 Reflections in Water, St Mary’s College Museum of Art, Moraga, CA
2010 – 2014 Napa Valley Art Festival, Yountville, CA

2011, 13, 14  Carmel Art Festival.

2009 – 2011 San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival

2008 – 2010 KVIE juried art auction

Selected shows

2014 – 2019  Art of painting in the 21st century group show  at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2019 “The Language of Light” Solo show, Markham Gallery, St Helena, CA

2018  International Figurative show, John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2017  “Tales of three cities” Solo show at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2009 -2017 Valley Landscape group show at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2015  Solo Show at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA

2014  Urban Beauty. Group show at Randy Higbee , Costa Mesa, CA

2012   “Mostly Urban” Solo Show, Domaine Chandon, Yountville CA

2009-2012 “Where we live” group show at Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2012   “De l’illusion du réel à la réalité de l’imaginaire” 3 people show, Arles, France

2009 – 2011″Sunset- Sunrise” group show at Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento

2011   “4 artists to watch” Epperson Gallery, Crockett CA

2011   “En Plein Air” 3 persons show at Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento

2010  “La vie Quotidienne” 2 persons show at Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2010   Still life group show at Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

2009  2 persons show at Elliott Fouts Gallery, Sacramento, CA

Awards

2018 – 2019 Boldbrush painting competition  – FAV15% awards

2019 Los Gatos Plein Air – Artist’s Choice –  3rd Place

2019 – December – January Plein Air Salon competition: Best Building

2018 – October – November Plein Air Salon competition: 3rd place overall – Best Building
2017 Sonoma Plein Air Art Festival – Honorable mention
2017 Art Muse Contest:  2 master class winner awards
2017 Boldbrush painting competition –  2nd place award, FAV 15% awards.
2016 Boldbrush painting competition –  Finalist award – FAV 15% awards
2015  Boldbrush painting competition – Finalist award – FAV 15% awards

2014 Napa Valley Juried Art festival – People choice award

2014 Valona Plein Air Festival – 3rd place

2013 Boldbrush painting competition – FAV15% awards

2013 Winters Plein Air Festival- 1st place,  people choice

2012 Sonoma Plein Air Art festival  – Honorable mention
2012 Davis Great California Paint Out – First place

2011 Winters Plein Air Festival – 3rd place

2011 Davis Great California Paint Out – Best of show

2011 Sacramento Clunie plein air – Artists Choice

2011 Valona Plein air, Crockett CA – Honorable Mention

2010 Winters Plein Air Art Festival – Artists choice and People choice –

2010 North Tahoe Plein Air Festival -3rd place

2010 Valona Paint Out, Crockett CA -Honorable mention

2009 Winters Plein air Art Festival – People Choice & Artists Choice

2009  Valona Plein Air, Crockett, CA – 2nd place, Artists choice

2009 29th annual Vacaville juried art show – 1st place

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