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Artist Gary Byrd


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The Artist Says:


Get better every day and paint what you find interesting, not what is the current rage.




Biography


Gary Byrd graduated from Oklahoma State University with Bachelor’s degrees in Biological Science and Advertising.  While originally self-taught, has been a professional artist since 1993.  Gary has studied under several renowned artists including Greg Beecham, John Seerey-Lester, Martin Grelle, Dustin Van Wechel, Chad Poppleton, Charles Dayton and Jim Wilcox.
 
Specialties are Western themes, wildlife/animal and landscapes.
 
After a long and successful career in the Energy business, Gary and his wife made the decision to pursue his art on a full-time basis. They implemented a plan to accomplish that goal and in 2012, he began painting full time. He has produced a substantial portfolio of diversified works. He has lived in Oklahoma and Texas. He now resides in New Mexico.
 
 
JURIED SHOWS AND PUBLICATIONS

Hold Your Horses
Legacy Gallery Holiday Small Works Show
NOAPS Best of America Show, Cutter & Cutter Gallery (Award of Excellence)
NOAPS Best of America Small Works Show, McBride Gallery
Western Art Collector
ArizonaNational Livestock Show "Cowboy Classics"
Bosque Art Classic
Arizona Fine Art Expo
Mountain Oyster Club Art Show
Phippen Museum Show
Scottsdale Artist School “Best and Brightest”
CFD Western Spirit Show
American Plains Artists summer show.
Red Bluff Art Show
 “LANDMAN” magazine cover twice.  
Featured artist at the Oklahoma State University Foundation Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery in 2007
Oklahoma Centennial Celebration in Oklahoma City.

Main Influences:
Greg Beecham
Mark Maggiori
John Seerey-Lester
Howard Terpning
Phil Bob Borman
C. Micheal Dudash
Morgan Weistling
Scott Christensen
Grant Redding
Fredric Remington
Charles Russell
Clyde Aspevig
Don Oelze
Dustin Van Wechel
Chad Poppleton
Charles Dayton
Eric Bowman
Kim Wiggins
 
 
 
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