Oil painting of inside of cathedral

Ave Maria
By Philippe Gandiol
Oil on linen
24 x 18 in.

Available through:
California Center for the Arts
Escondido Museum
340 N. Escondido Blvd
Escondido, CA 92025
(760) 839-4149

Philippe painted this scene to honor his mother. She is a devoted catholic and has been asking the Virgin Mary to protect her children all her life. This scene is taking place at a church in the heart of Paris where she is praying in the light. This painting will be part of the Oil Painters of America 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils which is taking place at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido.

Philippe was born and raised in France and moved to California in his early 20s. He has painted with oils for over 30 years. Philippe likes to paint a variety of subjects including landscapes, cityscapes, still life and figures “en plein air” or in the studio. He works as much as possible from life, believing that only life can really bring the full range of light, color, spirit and mood that he wants in his paintings. He teaches privately out of his studio or in the outdoors. He also offers painting workshops.

Upcoming shows and events:
April 2021 American Impressionist Society: Small Works Showcase
April 2021 30th Annual National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils
August 2021 Frank Bette Plein Air Paintout

Gallery Representation
John Natsoulas Gallery, Davis, CA
New Masters Gallery, Carmel by the sea, CA
Vanessa Roth Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

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