October 9 - Scott Gandell

Tools of His Trades

Scott Gandell is an illustrator and printmaker. Scott’s expressive artwork, which ranges from the colorfully decorative to the intensely agitated, has been exhibited in galleries and featured in magazines and newspapers. He’s also created exclusive drawings for Imprint, including the pieces that accompany this profile. He talks about the “radical fun” of being a freelancer and entrepreneur.

“The entrepreneurial spirit not only fuels my work, it’s also a heritage that makes my experience even possible. Every feather takes part in the story.”

His artwork, which ranges from the colorfully decorative to the intensely agitated, has been exhibited in galleries and featured in magazines and newspapers. He’s also created exclusive drawings for Imprint, including the pieces that accompany this profile.

Scott had instructors at Art Center, Pasadena City College, and drawing workshops around Los Angeles who taught me the fundamentals of good design and solid drawing skills. They include Gary Meyer, Gayle Donahue, the Clayton Brothers, Glenn Vilppu, and master printmaker Carmen Schilaci.

His artistic influences range from the jazz trumpet of Lee Morgan to the printmaking of Leonard Baskin, Jacob Landau, and Warrington Colescott; the illustrations of Alan E. Cober, Ralph Steadman, and Robert Andrew Parker; the art of Ben Shahn, Saul Steinberg, Lyonel Feininger, and Paul Klee; drawings of David Stone Martin, Jose Luis Cuevas, and Horst Janssen; comic art of Alex Toth, Bob Burden, and Mike Allred; murals of Millard Sheets; the vast work of Noel Sickles and Victor Ambrus; the world of international folk art; and so on.

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month
except December at 7:00 p.m.
Pleasant Valley Community Center
Senior Center Room
 1605 Burnley Street
Camarillo, CA