Friday, October 22, 2010

Garry Gilmartin 1949-2010

Garry Gilmartin

I was sorry to hear about the passing of artist, Garry Gilmartin while on my recent painting trip to Cape Cod.  I showed in a gallery with him out there for about 5 years.  Only met him a few times, but the few times we talked we had great conversations about art and he recently gave me a really nice panel to paint on.

Here is some info on Garry:

"Sunday Morning"  by Garry Gilmartin

Garry Gilmartin was born in Palmer, Massachusetts in 1949. He attended Paier School of Art in Hamden, Connecticut and spent a postgraduate year studying under Ken Davies. For the next 15 years, Garry pursued an award-winning commercial illustration career in New York City and Boston.  
Mr. Gilmartin fell in love with Cape Cod while visiting friends and commercial illustration became a thing of the past as he became immersed in painting New England, its structures and its people. The positive response to his fine art work came immediately. His work is in the permanent collection of the Ashville Art Museum,
Ashville, NC.

According to Elizabeth Ives Hunter, Executive Director of the Cape Cod Museum of Art, Garry Gilmartin’s paintings are “a magical window into a world of tranquil beauty.” He managed “to capture the essence of light falling across form and, by passing that image through a personal filter of emphasis and subordination, brought the viewer along to share his inspiration.”


Anonymous said...

I knew this man and he was wonderful! He painted my dog and it came out beautiful. " nap time" He was a amazing man.

Quentin said...