The Bay  - Fine Art Painting By Gillian Gandossi

The Bay

oil on canvas
48″ x 48″


I went out to watch the sunset at 4:30pm in late November.
It was spectacular. The bluffs in front of the retreat center have sweeping views of the big island. Layers of land and water disappeared into mist, and golden light played off of the clouds. The the soft mauve light reflected off of the smooth bark of three Arbutus trees.

You can read more about the inspiration for this painting in my blog here.
I also posted about the process of it’s creation here.

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