Oils on Canvas, Wood & Saws
Gary brings a long-term perspective to his paintings. “The images I create in oil take shape from years of scenes emblazoned in my mind and waiting to be recreated,” he tells us. Portraits, landscapes, pets and wild animals all come to his mind – and then to his canvas – as he gives new life to his memories.
Gary dove into painting when he was twenty, giving his oils to family and friends (and without losing either in the process, he jokes)! A busy career as a sportswriter and a growing family soon consumed his time though, and he set aside his artwork for thirty-five years.
Retirement finally gave him the time to set up part of his family room as a studio with “two large easels and tons of paints, brushes and canvases,” he says. “I paint when the mood strikes, and it strikes often – three to five times a week for two to five hours at a time.”
It’s easy to see Gary’s love of nature in his timeless themes. His “Cauliflower Clouds” gives a classic view of majestic clouds dwarfing the landscape below. “Home with Mom” brings us close to a pair of impish raccoons, their gaze
meeting ours with curious familiarity.
It takes patience to create these scenes in oils. “My medium is like a fine wine,” Gary tells us. “It takes time to age, but lasts forever if properly stored.”
Take some time to see more of Gary’s work! You can find it at www.bearcatart.com and can email him at email@example.com.