Whitney Gardner is an oil painter born and based in Southern California. With a focus in painting landscapes about the Southwest, she seeks to expand the barriers of western art to the deserts of the far west in which she calls home. Residing in the Mojave desert for over decade, a fascination with the rugged scenery has led her into an artful study of this region. From plein air to studio rendered compositions, her paintings are an ode to the remarkable facets of the desert.
Whitney attained a BFA at California College of the Arts in 2010. Her work has been published in the nationally circulated magazines such as,Western Art Collector and Southwest Art.In 2019 her painting, Ocotillo Sky, received the Best of Show award at the Joshua Tree National Park Art Exposition and in September 2022 her painting, Stone Wash, received the Best Painting award at Slopoke Western Art Show. In May 2021 she had her first ever sell-out show with Western Gallery.