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A versatile artist, Gisson is equally adept at painting landscapes, coastal scenes, still lifes and portraits. His landscape scenes depict the French countryside, the region around Lake Mahopac in upstate New York, where he lived for many years, and the beaches and estuarys around Westport Conn., where he worked until 2002. Gisson’s landscapes and beach scenes create a reflective mood of serenity. This is also true of his portraits and of the manner in which he handles the human element. The order and beauty of his florals and still lifes are manifestations of the Japanese influence in his work; while the French influence is more pronounced in his landscapes, beach scenes and studies of the human figure. Gisson has exhibited in leading art galleries throughout the country, from New York to Texas, and from Philadelphia to California. Several of Gisson’s paintings have been published and distributed internationally. Gisson feels that it is the role of the artist to extend or “explain” perception and feeling and in this way enlarge the total human vision….”Flowers for me are a way of feeling certain effects of light and conversely, light is a means for expressing something very personal about the way I experience flowers.” All of Gisson’s paintings have the softness of line of the classic impressionist. He is more concerned with the creation of a mood or feeling, rather than a precise depiction of the subject. Gisson’s works reflect the belief that art is expreienced in very complex ways. First, the eyes see, and then there is perception through all of the senses. Art, in its multi-leveled complexities is created and experienced, first by the artist and then by his audience. “When I begin to paint, certain remembered sensations come to me and it is these that I translate into visual form and related subjects. These subjects–people, the nude, florals, landscapes, beaches, etc., recur constantly like obsessive memories. For the most part they are the common universal experiences of all of us, neither contemporary nor out of an antique past, but with a sentiment which I hope is recognizable to others at any time”.