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   Summer 2012 


Featured Artist


We hope you enjoy learning about the background of our family of artists.

 

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Gary O'Gara

"The Storm"

 

 

  8x10  .........$20.00

 18x24  .........$85.00


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Gary grew up on the Southern California coast with an intense interest in art.
This led him to travel Europe extensively studying  the old masters.

Throughout the 1970's, Gary displayed his works in several shows, including the
prestigious Laguna Beach Festival of Art and the All California Show.

From 1980-1993 Gary devoted himself to the commercial art field as
Design/Illustrator.  This enabled him to work in many mediums; watercolor,
gouche, and oils, as well as 3 dimensional structures.

Upon moving to Colorado in 1993, Gary became inspired to turn his attention
soley to oil painting.  His landscapes have been well received and now hang in
many private collections, including that of:  Colorado State Senator Tillman Bishop,
Ted Turner, Christine Walton, Jane Fonda, Abi Garaman (National Chairman Arts for the Parks,
The Montgomery Museum of Fine Art, Grand Junction City Hall,
and St. Mary's Hospital and Regional Center.


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Education & Professional Experience

 

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA..............1967-1970

Commercial Artist, Disigner and Illustrator..........1980-1993

 

 

 

 

Selected Exhibitions & Awards


June-August 2007........2 Man Exhibition ............................Mountain Village, Telluride, CO
November 2006...........Miniature Show
................................Kirkland, WA
September 2006..........One Man Show................................Mountain Village, Telluride, CO
May-June 2006............Group Show....................................Kirkland, WA
Sept 2004-Sept 2005....Arts for the Parks............................
Top 100 National Tour
Sept 2004....................Arts for the Parks............................Top 200 Show, Jackson Hole Wy
Sept 2003...................Arts for the Parks.............................Miniature 50 Show, Jackson Hole Wy
March 2003.................D.I.A. Group Show..........................Denver Interantional Airport
March 2003.................Southwest Art Group Show..............Steamboat Springs, Co
Winter/Spring 2003......Work Featured................................Santa Fe Trend Magazine
November 2002...........Invitational Landscape Show............Center for the Arts Grand Junction, CO
February 2002............."Artist to Watch".............................Southwest Art Magazine
September 2001..........Tonalist Landscape Show..............,..Scottsdale, Arizona
January 2001..............One Man Show................................Aspen, CO
January 2001..............2 Man Show....................................Telluride, CO
June 1999...................N.CO Artists Assoc Natl Show...........Fort Collins, CO  Gold Med Award
July 1998....................2 Man Show....................................Grand Junction, CO
March 1997.................Regional Art Exhibition.....................Loveland, CO
February 1996.............Regional Art Exhibition.....................Grand Junction, CO-Best of Show 1st & 2nd
March 1995.................Poudre Valley Nat'l Exhibit................Fort Collins, CO
September 1973.........All California Show...........................Laguna Becah, CA
July 1971-1973............Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts.....Laguna Beach, CA

 

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"Lifted Up"

 

 

1 8x10  .........$20.00

 18x24  .........$85.00


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Artist's Statement:

 

"As a artist, I am inspired by the creation around me to reflect the hope that I see.  
An example of this would be a tree casting a lone shadow
from an unseen light source or a path leading you over a hill and beyond.
I find that diffused light in the morning and evening, or after a passing storm,
creates the most suitable atmosphere for the mood I want to convey,
while lending a sense of spirituality and peace. 
Each day presents new challenges. 
I want my paintings to always be fresh and diverse and I choose my color palate to reflect that."