The French Quarter by L. Gordon
About The Artist
L. Gordon’s work gives the viewer a sense of beauty and serenity that’s often lacking in today’s world. With his “romantic realism,” the artist has touched hearts and souls around the world. He has established an enduring career creating paintings that are soft, yet vibrant – paintings full of color and light. As one of his collectors wrote, “I am not an art gallery owner; I’m just a home owner that loves your style of painting! If I could, I would purchase an original L. Gordon for every room in my home…Thank you so much for your artwork; it soothes, it calms, it even inspires!”
Gordon knew he was destined for a career in art from his early years and honed his skills by taking art classes through high school and into college. He also served in the U. S. Air Force, which offered him an excellent opportunity to see Europe. It was love at first sight! While in Germany, he studied at the prestigious Munich Academy of Fine Arts. He believes this old world training has been an invaluable asset in his work. While still in Germany, Gordon experimented with impressionistic painting. Soon it consumed him, and the move to impressionism was complete.
Back in the United States, Gordon worked at advertising agencies. His work often appeared in national magazines, and he was the recipient of numerous awards recognizing his talent. Eventually, he made the move to fine art on a full-time basis drawing inspiration from the time he lived in New Orleans and from his Old Masters studies in Europe. Although he visits many locales for inspiration, his paintings reflect his blending of places he has been and the feelings they evoked. He often builds a composition in his mind by gathering different images and details from sketches and drawings and combining them to create a painting.
L. Gordon’s paintings can be found in several fine art galleries across the country. Many paintings can be found in private and corporate collections including the American Embassy in Switzerland, the Anderson Collection, AT&T, Steve Wynn – Bellagio Hotel, Coca-Cola, Holiday Inn, Mary Kay Cosmetics, and Saloman Brothers (now Salomon Smith Barney).
As one of today’s most successful artists, Gordon also has an extensive list of images that have been popular with collectors in the limited edition art world. The artist joined Somerset Fine Art in 1987 and has enjoyed the prestige that accompanies more than three dozen sold out editions.
L. Gordon and his wife, Jill, live in Tennessee with their two adorable little dogs.