New Paintings by Philippe Gandiol, Pam Dixon and Jerry DeCamp
The John Natsoulas Gallery is pleased to announce New Paintings by Philippe Gandiol, Pam Dixon and Jerry DeCamp. The exhibition will run from November 29th-December 30th, 2017.
John Natsoulas Gallery 521 First Street Davis, CA 95616
Philippe Gandiol is one of the best interpretive painter of night scenes. His ability to portray cafes and city scenes in SF, Sacramento and Europe are his signature. Somehow he picks up the light in the darkness and he has a wonderful ability to, through his very painterly and free paintings, to interpret city scenes, parasols, people, the lights in the windows of shops, the hanging flags and signs. He has an unbelievable ability to create depth as most of his work has a road that has cars or people or trains. Gandiol is a bizarre mix between a California Artist but has a French twist. Although he understands the California light and color he still paints with a little bit of an impressionist background. His work is very romantic and poignant and he has incredible use of the brush. Gandiol is clearly influenced by masters such as Vincent van Gogh, Cezanne and other post-impressionists. “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart.”-Vincent van Gogh.
Jerry DeCamp is an artist who has studied art history and worked in Paris as well as California, with a strong background in abstract expressionism. His landscapes and cityscapes have a remote feeling of minimalism. Between the abstraction of the sky, the water, and the buildings he has created this bizarre loose minimal look which has a similarity of the layering of a Rothko painting.
Pam Dixon began working as a free-lance industrial and commercial artist, then in the 80’s started exhibiting as a fine artist. Her life experiences of a mixture of environments like Carmel, Hollywood and San Francisco inspire her and give her work a sense of playfulness and poignancy. Dixon’s figures are painted in an almost neo-expressionist way with a twist of figurative abstraction. She says, “Whatever happens between the wall-of-self and the wall-of-paint is the mystery which is worth everything.”