Artist Gary Shepard

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The Artist Says:

When it comes to painting or any other type of art, I believe there are no rules. Be yourself and don't worry about what other artists do or think. 


Gary Shepard began his professional art career it the early 70's as a watercolorist.  After much success, he expanded his talents , to venture into oil painting as a new way to express himself. He has become one of New England's most collected artists. His style has become more impressionistic and abstract over the years but still maintains a realistic look. He approaches his painting with the same vigor as his watercolors, the mood of his watercolors and oils are equally dramatic.
Shepard started his painting at the age of 20 and has been painting professionally for over 40 years. The clarity and preciseness of all his paintings are basically self taught, with the exception of  a course he took with the Washington School of Art which gave him a foundation for drawing skills. 
He is inspired by many artists, where he's created his own style by learning different techniques  from each of them. He paints in his own natural style using various tools to create the effect he is looking for. He is especially attracted to light and atmosphere which creates an emotional celebration. His subject matter range from mostly landscapes and street scenes with occasional still lifes and figures, whatever captures his eye.
Shepard exhibits in various galleries throughout New England and has been represented throughout the country. In his early years, he exhibited in many shows which he received numerous awards and recognition.
Born 1951 in Lowell, Ma. Shepard is a native of New England and resides there still today. This is where most of his inspiration comes from, the beautiful country side of mountains, back roads, woods, landscapes and ocean keeps him inspired to paint.

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