Pascal Vinardel was born on April 29, 1951 in Casablanca, in Morocco of the French protectorate which he will keep the nostalgia. Coming from a family of intellectuals and musicians, he moved very early towards painting. Returning to France in 1965, he continued his studies at the Lycée Janson de Sailly in Paris, and after obtaining a bachelor's degree in 1969, he was admitted to the National School of Fine Arts in Paris, where he was awarded degree in 1972.
After being awarded several prizes, he was received in 1974 at the Casa Velasquez contest. Back in Paris after a two-year stay in Madrid, he met his first merchants, and important collectors began to notice his work.
Exhibiting rarely, Pascal Vinardel established from this time a reputation as a secret painter, away from the fashions of his time and producing little. In 1988 he met his future wife with whom he will have, in 1995, a girl.
From 1994 to 2000, he directed a painting workshop at the National School of Decorative Arts in Paris.
After a stay of about ten years in the south-west of France, he returned to Paris in September 2006, sharing his time between the city and the countryside since then.
In 2013, Pascal Vinardel was named Chevalier des Arts & Lettres.