Welcome!

Born in Oklahoma, I am third generation in a family of artists, illustrators, and collectors.  My tastes were influenced by my grandfather who painted like a southwestern Norman Rockwell and by my mom who filled the house where I grew up with Picasso prints, Wolf Kahn pastels and artwork by other contemporary masters.  

I only got serious about painting in mid-life, getting into juried showed with the Northern Vermont Artist's Association, the Vermont Watercolor Society, and hanging pieces in the Vermont Fine Arts Gallery in Stowe.  I mostly work plein air and recently moved to Santa Fe to take advantage of the many sunny days to set up an easel outdoors in northern New Mexico.  I'm pleased to be represented currently with the Hillside Gallery near my new home.


Think of this as an online gallery. Make "comments" to the blog the way you might sign a guest book at an opening. I look forward to hearing your thoughts and receiving inquiries about my artwork. And of course I am always happy to make a sale; if you decide you'd like to buy a particular piece, the prices are listed.

Enjoy the show.    Gary Kowalski   


"An artist is not a special kind of person, but every person is a special kind of artist."
                                                                                            --  Ananda Coomaraswamy

Pecos Ruins

Pecos Ruins
Oil, 24" x 30", $550

Upper Canyon Road, Santa Fe

Upper Canyon Road, Santa Fe
Oil, 21" x 27" (Sold)

El Perro, Canyon Road

El Perro, Canyon Road
Oil, 16" x 20", $375

Big Tesuque Creek II, NM

Big Tesuque Creek II, NM
Oil, 16" x 16" (Sold)

La Puerta, Canyon Road

La Puerta, Canyon Road
Oil, 16" x 20", $375

Big Tesuque Creek, NM

Big Tesuque Creek, NM
Oil, 16" x 20", $375

River Near Richmond (Winner, Alden Bryan Prize for Traditional Landscape)

River Near Richmond (Winner, Alden Bryan Prize for Traditional Landscape)
Oil, 20" x 24" $750

Farm Country, after Edward Hopper

Farm Country, after Edward Hopper
Watercolor, 18" x 24" $450

"Aspens"

"Aspens"
Oil, 15" x 18", $275

Snow

Snow
Oil, 12" x 15" NFS

Wooden Boat II

Wooden Boat II
Watercolor, 16"x20" Price:$750

Winooski River III, Vermont

Winooski River III, Vermont
Oil, 12" x 12" NFS

Champlain Nocturne

Champlain Nocturne
Acrylic, 16"x20" Price:$450

Pleasant Valley II

Pleasant Valley II
Oil, 16"x20" Price:$450