Driftwood Sunrise - Fine Art Pinting by Gillian Gandossi, Acrylic on Canvas

Driftwood Sunrise

acrylic on canvas
14″ x 24″


One recent summer, when we were visiting my grandparents at their seaside cottage, I woke up very early. The pre-dawn glow was calling. So we went out, down to the beach and around the point. This view is etched in my heart. I turned to look back, from a place my grandfather calls the “sound of music hill” and saw that great tree greeting the sun. It certainly did sing on that mid-summer morning.

Purchasing Original Paintings

Interested in one of my paintings? Let me know which painting you have in mind. Paintings can be picked up, or we can arrange shipping. If you are here on Saltspring Island, I can bring it to you to see how it looks in your space.



Selections of my work are available as giclee prints. They are museum quality, printed with archival inks on archival matte paper. Each print is signed, matted to fit standard sized frames and comes with a certificate of authenticity. See the them in my online shop:



I can create a unique painting designed specifically for you. Inquiries are welcome. We can discuss size, color palette, subject and price. Here are some examples of commissioned works I have done:
“Through the Trees”
“Blue Skies”


About the Canvas

I build my own stretcher-frames, and stretch the canvas. The paintings are 1.5″ deep, with the outside edges preserved as clean raw canvas. This method of preparation allows for a frameless presentation.

Constructing Stretcher Frame