About Me

 

 

BIOGRAPHY

I use color as it comes to me – unhindered, unfettered – allowing it to flow from the palette to the canvas with ease.”

Biographical Information

SELECTED SOLO/DUO EXHIBITIONS

2017 Gary Fisher and Judith Judy, Blank Slate Gallery, Sarasota, Florida

2016 Gallery 50, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Rehoboth Art League, Cottage Tour, Rehoboth Beach, DE: Abstractions, Wright Gallery, Kona, Hawaii; Featured Artist Holiday Art Show, Children’s Beach House, Lewes DE;

2015 What Do You See?, Gallery Plan B, Washington, D.C; Gary Fisher Opens the Gallery, Blank Slate Gallery, Sarasota, Fl. Gary Fisher and Glenn Fry, Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach DE

2014   Fisher & Fry, Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Featured Artist, Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE;

2013   Versatility, Stages Gallery, Washington, D.C;

2012   Masculine Impressions, Vitruvian Gallery, Washington, DC; Gary Fisher and Rob Vander Zee, Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Gary Fisher and Ann Manley, Gallery Plan B, Washington, D.C; Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE;

2011   Gary Fisher and Mike Weber, Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE;

2010 Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Featured Artist, Art Quiver, National Online Gallery; An Afternoon with Gary Fisher and Glenn Fry, Art 14, Washington, D.C

2009 Still Life Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2008 Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2007 Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE;
Results Gallery, Washington, DC

2006,Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE;
Results Gallery, Washington, DC

2005 Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2004 Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2003 In Balance, Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2002 Circular Abstractions, City Café, Baltimore, Md

2001-2002 October at the Moon, Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE

 

SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE;

2016 Small Works at Gallery 50, Rehoboth Beach; Delaware; Gallery Artists, Blank Slate Gallery Sarasota, Florida; Summer Art Show, Children’s Beach House, Lewes Delaware;

2015 What Do You See, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC: Ten by Ten, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC; The Studio 14 Artists, Art 17, Washington, DC;

2014 Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC; Mid-City Artists, Washington, DC;

Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2013 Holiday Group Exhibit, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC; Mid-City Artists at Art 17, Washington, DC;

2012 Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC; Art of Mid City, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC; Black and White, Rehoboth Beach, DE;

2011 Year End Exhibit, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC; Hounshell Realty Group, Washington, DC; Room & Board, Washington, DC; Celebrating the Arts – 15 Great Artists, Digilinks, Alexandria, Virginia; The Vander Zee Artists and Corcoran College of Art and Design, Hill and Knowlton, Washington, D.C; Art of Mid City, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC; HeArt of the Community, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2010 CentoNia Fine Art Gala, The Katzen Arts Center, Washington, D.C; Year End & Holiday Show, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC; Little Masterpieces, Vander Zee Gallery, Alexandria, VA; Featured Artists, Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Art of Mid City, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC; HeArt of the Community, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2009 Gary Fisher and Friends, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC; Year End & Holiday Show, Gallery Plan B, Washington, DC; Vander Zee Studio Painters Annual Show, Alexandria, VA; The Gallery’s Best, Philip Morton Gallery, Rehoboth Beach, DE; Art of Mid City, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

2008 Art of Mid City, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

2007 Selected Artist for Queen Elizabeth Visit, Children’s Hospital, Washington, DC; Wish I Was There, Studio 14, Washington, DC; Gannymede Arts Fall Festival, Washington, DC; Art of Mid City, Studio Gallery, Washington, DC

Artomatic 2007, Crystal City, VA

2006 Mid-City Artists Group Show, Results, Washington, DC; DavidGreggory, Washington, DC;

2005 Mary Beth Ramsey and Gary Fisher, Peninsula Gallery, Lewes Delaware; Gary Fisher and John Talkington, French Embassy, Washington, D.C; Mid City Artists Summer Group Show, Raven Gallery, Washington, DC;

2004 Anonymous Returns, WPA\Corcoran, Washington, DC

Vastu, Washington, DC; Group Exhibition, Mark Palmer Gallery, Paducah, Kentucky

2003   Dolphins Around Town, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

2002 Party Animals – ‘Potomac Fever’, Washington, D.C

2001 Art in Embassies Program, United States State Department; Featured Artist – Holiday Window Display; Saks Fifth Avenue, Washington, DC

1999- 2000 , Rivaga Gallery, Washington, DC

 

PRIZES & AWARDS

2016   Fisher Studio, 2016 A’ Design Design Award Winner, Contemporary Building; Design-Milk

2013 Resident Artist and Mentor, Sitar Emerging Arts Leaders (SEAL) program. The Sitar Arts Center, Washington, DC

2006   National Student Leadership Featured Speaker, Washington, DC; Open Studios, Washington, DC; Winter Art Exhibition, The Results Gallery, Washington, DC;

2005 Featured Outstanding Alumni, University of Wyoming Alumni Magazine;

2003 Gallery in the Gym? Its Working out Fine, The Washington Post, March 12,

2002 US State Department, Art in Embassies Program:

 

CURATORIAL/JUROR

2017  Contributing Partner and Art Director, National Headquarters, ASID (American Society of American Designers (ASID);

2016   Contributing Partner and Art Director, National Headquarters, ASID 2013   Midcity Artists, Art 17, Washington, DC

2012   Hounshell Realty Group, Washington, DC;

2011   Hounshell Realty, Office Opening and Art Exhibit, Washington, DC;

Room and Board, Washington, D.C

2010 LottoHEART Project, CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2009 Vice-President Joe Biden’s Delaware Artists Collection

Arts on Foot, Penn Quarter, WDC
LottoHEART Project, CAMP Rehoboth, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2001 – 2008 Art Director, The Galleries at Results the Gym;

 

Selected Press

The Gallery, Metro Weekly, 2017

Fisher Studio in Rehoboth Beach Winner International Design Award, Cape Gazette, Delaware, 2016

Delaware Cape Gazette, July 21, 2014;

Henney Report, July 2014;

Interview – Art Changed my Life, Borderstan, Luiz Gomez, 2011

Washington Post, Michael O’Sullivan, September 27, 2012 (gallery event of the week)

Washington Post, Editor’s Pick, Fall Arts Guide, September 8, 2012

2006
Washington Blade, Greg Marzullo, (June 30, 2006

 

CURRENT REPRESENTATION
Gallery 50, Rehoboth Beach, DE
 
Blank Slate Gallery, Sarasota FL; Wright Gallery, Kona, Hawaii

Contact Information

gary@fishergallery.com

 

GALLERY REPRESENTATION

Gallery 50, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware http://www.gallery50art.com

[blank] Slate Gallery, Sarasota, Florida http://www.blankslategallery.com

Wright Gallery Hawaii, Kona, Hawaii http://www.wrightgalleryhawaii.com

CURRENT EXHIBITS

Blank Slate Gallery, Sarasota, Florida http://www.blankslategallery.com

American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Washington, DC https://www.asid.org

Wright Gallery Hawaii

Blue Moon, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware http://bluemoonrehoboth.com

Education

Corcoran School of Art,
Vander Zee School of Painting
University of Wyoming, J.D., 1973
University of Wyoming, B.A., 1970

Bio

I like to think I am living the life most can only dream about. I found this passion I have for painting in mid life and it led me to take an early retirement from a successful legal career and pursue my love of art.

I was born and raised on a ranch in Wyoming, went to undergraduate and law school at the University of Wyoming and landed in Washington, DC as an environmental enforcement and natural resources attorney with the U.S. Justice Department. In the mid 1980s, on a whim, I signed up for an adult education painting class at the Corcoran School of art in Washington and my life changed! By 2000 I knew I wanted to paint rather than practice and I retired from DOJ and devoted myself to art and my joyful desk-free life as an artist. I currently paint in both Washington, DC and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. I am one of the founders of the dynamic Mid-City Artists Group, I have served as the Art Director of The Results Galleries in the Results the Gym locations.

I have evolved into a multi-faceted versatile painter whose artwork ranges from luscious brilliantly painted still life paintings of ripe juicy fruit and boldly painted flowers, to colorful abstract landscapes depicting travel destinations as well as favorite local scenery in the DC and Rehoboth Beach area, and to tenderly and lovingly painted figurative worked in soft warm flesh tones infused with sepias and other warm sensual tones. I either photograph or sketch on site and then create my paintings in oil on a variety of substrates, including canvas, wood and paper. I consider my art an expression of the beauty I see all around me and my ever optimistic outlook on life. My paintings reflect my highly individual vision of the scenery or subject matter that surrounds me. Color dominates my vibrant surfaces as the play of light is expressed in applications of intense, and sometimes surprising, hues. Paint strokes are infused with an exuberant energy. The results are dream-like canvases that evoke a sense of playfulness and spontaneity. The canvases take on a life of their own, the results always fresh and exciting.

I’ve participated in several major public art projects, including Rehoboth Beach’s Dolphins Around Town Project in 2003 and the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities project to decorate one of 200 donkey and elephant sculptures, which were on display throughout the nation’s captial in the summer of 2002 as part of the “Party Animals” exhibition. I was one of two local artists to be showcased by Saks Fifth Avenue in 2002 with a major exhibition of his art in the windows of the retailer’s Chevy Chase, Maryland store. In addition, my abstract landscapes have been included in the U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program. I am represented by the Philip Morton Gallery in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and Gallery Plan B in Washington, D.C.

ARTISTS STATEMENT

When I produce a painting that allows others to see the beauty that I see in the world around me – from the mundane to the profound and complex – I feel a surge of happiness. The act of painting relaxes, refreshes, and nourishes me. The process of painting – the act of mixing colors, applying them with different brushes, fingers, and toes on canvas or paper – stirs something deep within me and provides a tremendous sense of satisfaction. Gino's Sunflowers - Gary at Easel

One of our great American Art Teachers, Charles Hawthorne, best describes how I feel when he wrote, “Our job is to be an artist, which is to be a poet, a preacher if you will, to be of some use in the world by adding to the sum total of beauty in it. We like to do it…a painter goes out not because he wants to paint a picture, but because of the beauty and comparison of one spot of color with another, not a literary beauty, but beauty because it stirs him – an excitement, an aesthetic emotion!”

In my paintings, I am not concerned about subtexts or hidden meaning. Really, in my work, what you see is what you get; an unadultered love of the play of paint against the canvas. I use color as it comes to me – unhindered, unfettered – allowing it to flow from the palette to the canvas with the ease of the simple choice that I make in the moment. I believe that this gives my paintings a joyful, spontaneous feeling that adds to the energy and liveliness of the surface. My hope is that each viewer who stands in front of my painting can immerse themselves in the energy of happiness that I feel as I paint it.