Greg Gandy (b. 1980) is a realist painter from Central California who now lives and works in San Francisco. He earned two Bachelor’s degrees prior to moving to San Francisco. Later, he earned his MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University.
Gandy is a meticulous painter who thrives on intricate detail. His work is extraordinarily time consuming, and the results are sublime. San Francisco’s architecture is full of workmanship and Victorian flair, which Gandy similarly represents in his precision and technical skill. He depicts scenes in every conceivable light, from blazingly sunny days to romantic night scenes. These atmospheric, iconic scenes are accentuated with his brush and richly brought to life.
Depending on the time of day or conditions of weather depicted, his palette may contain colors from cool grays and steely blues to bright bursts of pink, yellow, and orange. Gandy is a master colorist and works from his own photographs as well as the many studies he paints on location.
In addition to cityscapes, Gandy is equally skilled at still-lifes and figurative compositions. His mark making is precise, his colors rich, and his talent seemingly endless.