Piece description from the artist
The field of flowers is taking you ever so gently into the depth of the painting. What lies on the other side? Do you remember "The Sound of Music"? Or anywhere you strolled through a field of flowers and felt the serenity of the moment? Do you really believe, that which you say you believe, is really real?As a visual artist, I am constantly stimulated by the never ending variety of shapes and colors that surround us. It's not enough simply to replicate, but rather to interpret with expression. Combining form with color relationships and bold values I feel compelled to express my thoughts and emotions with strong and often stylized shapes. When I feel a link to a subject, I begin my artwork in a three-stage process. First I begin with a study of the subject and interpreting with thought and imagination. Next my free brush strokes and blending technique are used for the under painting and background. Then I begin to find form. Developing the final form, weather in abstract, impressionism or a combination of both, my work must leave me with a satisfying outcome. As long as there is a burning desire to create and express within me, I will always have something personal to offer others in art.
Over the past few years Gary has become known as a 'process' artist and not the typical 'results oriented' artist;
"As a process artist, I am constantly stimulated by the never ending variety of shapes and colors that surround me as I paint to music. I interpret with expression and meaning combining form with color relationships with bold values. I feel compelled to express my thoughts and emotions with strong and often stylized shapes I feel in the music that moves me as I paint. As long as there is a burning desire to create and express within me, I will always have something personal to offer others in art. My art philosophy today is; there are no rules, you must abide by, and if someone claims there are, break them! Don't allow yourself to get caught painting in that box.”
In the last 20 years Gary has studied under a variety of accomplished artist/instructors from Dutch abstract on the island of Saba, N.A., impressionists of Saint Augustine, Jacksonville, FL., and most recently he has been studying the work of Jonas Gerard in Asheville, NC. Jonas has a philosophy of; paint fast so you don't have time to think and allow doubt to enter the process. Over the ensuing years Gary has been blessed with winning several first place and best of show awards for works in watercolor and acrylic and has sold his work all over the United States.