Paintings, Framing, Woodwork, and Photography

about GARy                     

Hi, I’m an abstract/contemporary artist who uses paint and salvaged materials to create artwork on canvas, wood, and cardboard.

I’ve lived in Rhode Island a good portion of my life, I grew up a Navy brat, and the experiences of living in places such as Italy, and Hawaii shaped how I see things. Then my time in the Air Force, and I traveled more, seeing different states and countries, and experiencing their different traditions and styles.

 I remember as a kid, being interested in the textures and patterns that occurred in nature, on rocks, or in the bark of a tree. As I did as a kid, I like to create abstract designs and patterns with paint and random salvaged materials. Colors, shapes, and lines of everyday items have always attracted my attention. Most of my paintings have a color or texture that remind me of something I’ve seen somewhere before, either in nature or manufactured items. I try to bring color to life with contrasting but harmonious tones, bold compositions, and texture. My color blindness effects how I see color, and that effects the colors I choose to paint with. I often wonder what the rest of the world sees and feels when they first see my work?

 Gallery of Work