Little Island - Fine Art Painting By Gillian Gandossi

Eagles Rest

acrylic on canvas
36″ x 36″


When I was a child there was a place I would go to be in solitude. When the tide was low you could walk to the little unnamed island on the broken shell beach. But, when the water was high, it became inaccessible, and mysterious. This island was the boundary of where I could go unaccompanied, for many years. It was a place of calm contemplation, and discovery.

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