702 Cottage Avenue , Columbus, IN, 47201
Artist in residence, Columbus IN
Former juried artist with the Hamilton County Artists’ Association and a former
member of Nickel Plate Arts
Bio: Gary is a retired Administrator living and working in Columbus Indiana. He is a Ball State University
Graduate with a Baccalaureate of Science (1979) and a Master of Arts (1980) in General and
Experimental Psychology with a minor in Art. Gary enjoyed a successful career in his field of study
and retired in 2008 to focus exclusively on new and better ways to utilize his artistic abilities,
including the use of different mediums and techniques. Currently he focuses on pastel,
pastel/chalk and pencil on various heavy surfaces.
Current and past exhibits:
Two exhibits themed “Light”, and “Beauty” with the Meridian Street Gallery, Indianapolis IN, (2015).
Past exhibits with the HCAA:
“The Naked Truth” at the Birdie Gallery. Exhibition piece “Iris” (2016).
“The Pursuit of Excellence” exhibit at the Birdie Gallery. (2016). Exhibition pieces “Ortus Veneris” and “Autumn Flight”. Awarded first prize for the work “Autumn Flight” .
Exhibited two pastels at the Cool Creek Nature Center in Carmel, IN , winning honorable mention for the landscape titled “Solo” (2017).
Exhibited with Nickel Plate Arts at the First Presbyterian Church, Noblesville under the theme “Christ In The Arts” with the pieces “Holy Family” and “Risen”, both pastel/chalk renderings (2017).
Scheduled themed exhibit “The Human Condition” with the RAPP Gallery at the Indiana Landmark Center, August 2017.
My approach to art:
I define my work as representational, depicting recognizable themes in a style of my choosing. I prefer to work with little reliance on external reference, instead offering my own interpretations. My work is eclectic which allows the exploration of varied genres using the mediums of pencil, chalk, pastel and oil.