Astute high school teachers noticed Gary Anderson had creative tendencies. They directed him to work on the school newspaper and yearbook. This led him to study commercial art in college. While obtaining a commercial art degree, he took several painting classes. Gary graduated from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama with a major in art and a minor in computer science. Since then, he has worked in Huntsville, Alabama as a technical illustrator, publications manager, animator, and web designer.
Gary remembered how much he enjoyed the painting classes. He started painting for fun. Gary uses a traditional oil painting technique that involves slowly building up layers of semi-transparent paint to create a realistic image. Photography is a major influence. Ideas for paintings come from photos he gathers of family, friends, and outdoor activities. Gary’s goal is to enjoy telling stories with paint and brushes.