The official Website of Marilyn Gandré
Marilyn Gandré is known for her exquisite paintings. Trained as an academic realist and impressionist, she employs the classical methods of the Old Masters. Gandré works in her Rocky Mountain studio where her paintings are created through a hands-on process of thorough research, photographing models in period costumes, and preliminary drawings and paintings. Although she works in all mediums, her favorite is oil.
By the age of sixteen Gandré was a commissioned portrait artist. At seventeen Gandré received the Adjutant General Medal and won the coveted State Sterling Scholar Award and University Art Scholarship, where she studied with Alvin Gittins and continued training in the classical approach. Gandré has taken hundreds of portrait commissions and is an instructor in drawing, figure painting, portraiture and sculpture. She is also experienced in mural painting. Her hobbies include piano, organ and composing.
Gandré worked as an illustrator for twenty years, supplying the artwork for her own company's products. Her artwork has won numerous awards such as: Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Awards of Excellence and People's Choice Award. Her art has been licensed with Mattel, Madame Alexander Stieff of Germany, as well as for stitchery, needlepoint, cards, prints, fabric, and home decor. Gandré's paintings can be found in galleries and private collections internationally.
|Springville Museum of Art Show 2005
Western Walls Show 2006
Holdman Art Institute Exhibit 2006
Freedom Festival Fine Art Exhibit 2008
Magpie Gallery Show 2008
First Street Gallery Miniature Show 2009
Inspirational Art Association Show, People's Choice Award, 2010
All material, images, text, design/layout and the like on this site are ©2007 Marilyn Gandré.