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Gibson, Gary

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Architect, former attorney, and Vietnam Veteran (Attack Helicopter pilot), Gary has been an artist for over three decades. Gary’s recent interests are in drawing and painting; his sculpture, oil painting, pastels, and pen and ink drawings have been displayed across the South and in nationally juried shows. Gary is a past President and a Gold star member of the Memphis Germantown Art League, an associate member of the Oil Painters of America, a member of Artists Link (Memphis, TN), The Delta Art Association (Mississippi), and a member of Plein Air Memphis.

A friend of mine, a Catholic Priest, said, “Art is the echo of God’s own creation”. Having given that some thought I find, indeed, I seek the spiritual in my paintings. I say this in as humble a way as possible, having scoffed at many wordy “Artist’s Statements” in my time. Mine is a quest to endow a painting with mystery, depth, and majesty whether the subject is landscape, portraiture, or still life. Mystery should invite the viewer to interact with the image - fill in the blanks and find meaning. Depth should create a space for the viewer with color harmonies and contrasts to convey mood. Majesty should elevate the subject to impart elements of the sublime.

Each painting is a step closer to finding the spiritual in all things. And I love the journey.
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Art Education:
Univ. of Memphis, BFA concentration in painting in progress.
Workshops: Alex Powers, Charles Harrington, Greg Kreutz. Sue Foell, Sherrie McGraw, Carolyn Anderson, Casey Baugh, Dawn Whitelaw

Auburn University, Bachelor of Architecture
University of Memphis, Juris Doctor

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