About Gandee Vasan
I have been working in the visual arts and creative industries for over thirty years and am motivated by the emotional power that drives all visual communication. I take pains to see that technique appeals to the heart, not just the intellect and focus on simple, powerful imagery that gets the message across. My work has been exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery as part of the BP Portrait Painting Awards and the Taylor Wessing Photographic Awards. I was also responsible for the restoration, entirely digitally, of the Gentilischi ceiling of Queens House in Greenwich for the National Maritime Museum in the embryonic days of digital technology. I do conceptual images for advertising for clients including Unilever, GSK, Mars Pet care, Nestle Purina and Hills among others. I also do artwork in traditional mediums. I have done photographic books of expressive portraits of dogs and cats and the images are used widely through Getty Images.
BA Honors Fine Art Painting, Kingston University Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Graphics, University of Coventry
2019 – BP Portrait Painting Awards National Portrait Gallery – finalist 2017 – AOP Awards – finalist
2014 – PDN Photo Annual 2013 – Creative Review Annual – honourable mention
2013 – Graphis – 100 best in photography 2013 – American Photography 29 – honourable mention 2013 – Hasselblad masters
Finalist 2012 – Taylor Wessing Portrait Awards, National Portrait Gallery – Finalist 2012 – Graphis – 100 best in photography
2012 – AOP Awards – honourable mention
2012 – Luerzers Archive, 200 Best Ad Photographers World Wide
2011 – Communication Arts (U.S.) Award of excellence 2011 – Graphis 100 Best in Photography
2010 – AOP Open – finalist 2010 – Graphis 100 Best in Photography 2007 – AOP Open – finalist
2006 – PDN Annual (U.S.) outstanding photography, creative, 1st place 2006 – AOP Open – finalist
2005 – Schweppes Photographic Portrait Awards – National Portrait Gallery – finalist
2005 -Communication Arts (U.S.) award of excellence 2005 -AOP Awards – finalist
2005 -PDN PIX digital imaging contest – 3 merits 1985 -Royal Society of Portrait Painters prize for the most outstanding work by a young artist. Commisioned to paint a portrait of Rt Hon Harold MacMillan for the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newpaper Makers.