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Gianne deGenevraye


Gianne deGenevraye, an internationally acclaimed artist, beckons you to immerse yourself in the natural wonders of our world through her exquisite artwork. Specializing in oil on linen and dry pastel, Gianne's paintings of native plants serve as a testament to the beauty of our natural environment. She transforms public gardens and landscapes around the globe into her canvas, delivering a compelling message of sustainability, accessibility, and sheer beauty.

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Gianne deGenevraye Laguna Beach, CA Venice, Italy



Painter – oil on linen & dry pastel

Gianne deGenevraye


International painter Gianne de Genevraye paints public gardens in Europe, Japan, Mexico, the UK, and the United States. She is a Contemporary Nature Painter, exhibiting widely with work seen in prestigious garden and city collections. A California native, she lives in both France and Laguna Beach. Gianne’s focus is on painting in public gardens and exhibiting in public spaces; she has completed 20 garden residencies in the past 12 years. She is invited to teach at the Annenberg Foundation, Laguna Community Center and the Sherman Gardens and has exhibited at John Wayne Airport, at the Laguna Museum of Art for the California Cool show and will be painting in residence at the Ruth Bancroft Garden in fall 2023. Her subject matter has expanded to include waterscapes and more recently spacescapes, a logical evolution in her work as a painter of nature.

Gianne received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of California, studying under contemporary masters Judy Chicago, Tony DeLap, Craig Kaufman, and John Paul Jones. She was an Invited Artist at the American Academy of Rome.

Gianne has embraced the concept of sustainability and is committed to help frame the discussion of conservation through the aesthetics of painting water wise gardens.

Artist Statement

Gianne deGenevraye’s paintings of native plants inculcate a desire to re-create and appreciate the splendor of a natural environment. The public gardens and landscapes of the world are my canvas to bring a message of sustainability, accessibility, and beauty.

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