Painting of cedar tree forest by Gillian Gandossi.

Weavers of Light

acrylic on canvas
36″ x 60″


This painting began as a vague vision for a cedar tree painting.

As I went walking in the forest I was teased by a faint image in my mind – a glimpse here and there.

During a winter’s sunset, with the sun shining sideways through swooping branches, I took a pause as an image finally presented itself. There is a particular feeling I get when I know a painting is being inspired and I drink it in.

Later, I sketched from the photo – adding and omitting, emphasizing and simplifying – finding the harmony in the chaos of the upward thrust and downward sweep.

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