About Wendy Gordin


Wendy Gordin is known primarily for her figurative oil paintings.  She loves to capture a moment in time.  Having traveled extensively, Wendy has photographed people from all over the world in their native costumes, and daily lives and then recreates the scenes on canvas.


Wendy grew up on the east coast and made the move to California in 1985.  She worked with American Airlines until shortly after 9/11.  During long flights Wendy enjoyed sketching people unaware on the plane. She was given positive feedback which encouraged her to enroll in the California Art Institute in Thousand Oaks where she studied portraiture and figure painting.  Wendy has had the opportunity to study with many talented artists.

Wendy has won several awards through the Westlake Village Art Guild shows, including Best of Show and First place in Oil/Acrylic. In 2013 Wendy had a solo show of over 40 paintings at the Good Life Academy in Los Angeles.  She was a finalist in the Artistic Excellence Competition in the December issue 2013 of Southwest Art magazine.  She is a member of the Westlake Village Art Guild and American Women Artists. 

Wendy feels that art is an integral part of who she is.  She wakes up in the morning and looks forward to painting.  She sees everything as light, shadow, shape and color.  She finds that it’s not the finished painting that is exciting, but the whole process of applying the paint and mixing the colors.  She looks forward to growing old with a paint brush in her hand.