About the Work

I draw inspiration from the landscape and the natural world.  I have a love of color and light and look for moments that are evocative to me on a personal level. In my work I paint with numerous layers of oil or encaustic paints, using both opaque and translucent layers to achieve depth, atmosphere and luminosity.  Themes that recur in my work include references to sky, water, trees, tidal marshes, fog, birds and bees.


About the Artist:

Giselle Gautreau is a painter who lives and works in Charlottesville, Virginia.  

Giselle holds a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from Maine College of Art.  She went on to receive her MFA in Painting from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Giselle has received awards for her work, including a Professional Artist Fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and an Individual Artist Fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.  She was awarded an Achievement in the Arts Award from the National League of American Pen Women.   Her work is in public and private collections in Canada, the United States, Germany and Tokyo. 

Giselle is currently a resident artist at the McGuffey Art Center in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia.   You can reach her via email at gg@gisellegautreau.com or visit her in Studio 12 at the McGuffey Art Center.