Artist Philippe Gandiol

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  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 like 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 and mood 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 Easton, Sonoma, Carmel, Napa and San Luis Obispo to name a few. He teaches privately out of his studio or in the outdoor and also offers painting workshops. As an instructor, Philippe is appreciated as a thorough, supportive and inspiring mentor.
Professional Affiliations:
California Art Club
Plein Air Painters of California - signature memberSacramento Plein Air Painters Yolo County Art Council Selected juried shows/events  
Plein Air Easton 2018
Sonoma plein air  2010 - 2018
Crocker Art Museum art auction 2018
Scene on the Strait, Martinez, CA  2016
Reflections in Water, St Mary's College Museum of Art, Moraga CA  2016Napa Valley Art Festival, Yountville, CA  2010 - 2014Carmel Art Festival - 2011, 2013, 2014 San Luis Obispo Plein Air Festival  2009 - 2011 KVIE juried art auction 2008 - 2010
Selected shows
2018 International Figurative Show at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis CA
2014 - 2018 Art of painting in the 21st century group show  at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2017 "Tales of three cities" Solo show at John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
2009 -2017 Valley [...]

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