Gary started painting seriously in the early 1960’s after spending several years as a Technical Publications Illustrator. His original medium of preference was oil and tempera. He switched over to watercolors and acrylic when he moved to Florida in 1996. Gary founded the Herons Glen Artist Group in 1997 and has been a member of that group ever since.
His paintings can be found in the Fort Myers City Hall, and in several area restaurants and Law offices. He is pleased to have work displayed in the Arts for Act Gallery. Gary’s work is in many private collections in Alaska, Michigan, Oregon, Texas, Ohio and throughout Southwest Florida.
“With the advent of digital photography it is important for us artists to keep our work vivid and filled with emotion, things that cannot be expressed in a photograph. I enjoy adding shadows for example, that would not normally be seen. It adds character to my work. I hope you enjoy it, “ ~ Gary Olson