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

Born and raised in New England and having grown up in a French Canadian family, Giselle spent plenty of time on the coast and in the mountains of Vermont. Giselle studied painting at Maine College of Art where she developed a love of painting the landscape. Later Giselle moved to the Bay Area of California where she lived in the mountains above Monterey Bay. There she began encaustic painting, sometimes using the wax from the bees that she raised as a beekeeper. Now Giselle lives in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, continuing to paint the landscape and working in both oils and encaustics.

Giselle has 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 or visit her in Studio 12 at the McGuffey Art Center.