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

11 comments:

  1. Gary, Your art keeps getting better and better. Especially like the watercolors. And the ones of St. John make me excited to go back there again.
    Betsey

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  2. Very nice. Makes me homesick! Something about the technique captures the tranquility...as opposed to sharp detail. Tom Smith

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  3. I am very impressed by your artwork, and your beliefs! It's so inspiring to meet educated and spiritual people in our very materialistic ennvironment.I want to read more of your books, and know more about your art.
    Thanks!
    Daria

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  4. Your feelings of awe around nature's beauty and wonder is expressed in every painting, and says much about you. They evoke similar emotions in the viewer. I want to visit every place your depict. Thank you,
    Connie Young

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  5. Beautiful. Love your New Mexico paintings. (I grew up there.)

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  6. Welcome Gary to Chapel Hill Community Church! I am so thrilled you will be our interim. We welcome you w open arms. This may not be the place for this comment, but I didn't see an email address for you!

    allbest,

    Margaret Cox
    mother of 4
    lifelong, 4th gen UU
    and proud member of CCCCH

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    1. Margaret,

      Thanks for your welcome to Chapel Hill. I look foward to meeting your and your family soon.

      Gary

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  7. Gary - I had no idea you were also an artist. If we hadn't already scheduled our 2014 art shows for the sanctuary at C3HUU, I'd ask you if you were interested. I can ask, if you'd be willing to hang some of your paintings (probably 3 or so) in the Commons (we're booked through October, but not after).

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    1. Marni,
      I didn't bring any of my own artworks down here and haven't had a chance to paint anything yet. I do hope to paint, and what I'd suggest is that before I leave we have a sale of any canvases I produce, to benefit the church as a fundraiser. Perhaps in May or June. Thanks, Gary

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  9. Gary - very lovely & accomplished work. So glad you shared it with me! I agree with Marni - hope you will share your work with C3HUUA

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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

"Aspens"

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

Wooden Boat II

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