​Let me tell you a story.


   Astute high school teachers noticed Gary Anderson had creative tendencies. They directed him to work on the school newspaper and yearbook. Since math was not his strength, Gary decided to study commercial art in college. While obtaining a commercial art degree, he took several painting classes. Gary graduated from Athens State University in Athens, Alabama with a major in art and a minor in computer science. Since then, he has worked in Huntsville, Alabama as a technical illustrator, publications manager, animator, and web designer.


   Gary remembered how much he enjoyed the painting classes. He started painting for fun. Gary uses a traditional oil painting technique that involves slowly building up layers of semi-transparent paint to create a realistic image. Photography is a major influence. Ideas for paintings come from photos he gathers of family, friends, and outdoor activities. Gary’s goal is to enjoy telling stories with paint and brushes.

Exhibits

2018

  • Holiday Exhibit, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, Alabama
  • Stars on Canvas, fund raiser for Willow Foundation, London, England
  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama
  • ​Gadsden Art Association's 60th Annual Juried Show, Gadsden, Alabama
  • Huntsville Public Library, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Huntsville Art League, Lowe Mill, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Embracing Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur Alabama
  • Fourth Faculty and Alumni Show, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama
  • Festival of the Cranes, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama


2017

  • Nature Art Exhibition, Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery, Special Merit
  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama
  • ​Gadsden Art Association's 59th Annual Juried Show, Honorable Mention, Gadsden, Alabama
  • Seventh Annual Art and Earth Exhibit, Berkley Art Works, Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Festival of the Cranes, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama


2016

  • Five Guys and the Nature of Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, Alabama
  • Stars on Canvas, fund raiser for Willow Foundation, London, England
  • Embracing Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur Alabama
  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Third Faculty and Alumni Show, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama, Juror's Choice
  • 58th Annual Juried Art Show, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, Alabama, First Place Watercolor​
  • Pet portrait live auctioned at 13th Annual North Alabama Chapter Red Cross Gala 
  • Dogwood Arts Regional Fine Art Exhibition, Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Festival of the Cranes, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama


2015

  • Artists Exhibit 9, Athens State University Alumni Artists Club, ASU Center for Lifelong Learning, Athens, Alabama
  • ​Athens Limestone Visitor Center, Athens, Alabama
  • Embracing Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur Alabama, Second Place
  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama
  • 57th Annual Juried Art Show, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, Alabama, Honorable Mention​
  • ​2015 Alabama Flora and Fauna Art Show, Millbrook, Alabama, Award of Merit
  • ​The 16th Annual Energen Art Competition, Birmingham, Alabama
  • ​Athens Voices USA '15, The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, Ohio; Concord University, Athens, West Virginia; Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama
  • Hydrant artist for The Greater Huntsville Humane Society Dog Ball, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Festival of the Cranes, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama


2014

  • Faculty Alumni Exhibition, Alabama Center for the Arts, Decatur, Alabama
  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Embracing Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur Alabama
  • 56thJuried Art Show, Gadsden Museum of Art, Gadsden, Alabama
  • Athens State University Artists Exhibit 8, Athens State University Center for Lifelong Learning, Athens, Alabama
  • Unique Views, Huntsville Art League, Lowe Mill, Huntsville, Alabama


2013

  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama


2012

  • Valley Planet cover, Huntsville, AL
  • Alabama Center for the Arts Grand Opening Exhibit
  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Wonders of Alabama Art, Energen Corporation, Birmingham, Alabama
  • ​The Art of the Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children collection, Birmingham, Alabama
  • Madison Living article, Madison, Alabama
  • Athens State University Alumni Exhibit, Athens, Alabama


2011

  • Unique Views, Huntsville Art League, Huntsville, Alabama, Award of Distinction
  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Huntsville Public Library exhibit, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Embracing Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, Alabama
  • Athens State University Alumni Exhibit, Athens, Alabama


2010

  • Da Vinci Dog artist, Dog Days of Summer fund raiser for Therapy Partners, Huntsville, Alabama
  • Embracing Art, Carnegie Visual Arts Center, Decatur, Alabama, Best of Show
  • Unique Views, Huntsville Art League, Huntsville, Alabama, Award of Distinction


2009

  • Unique Views, Huntsville Art League, Huntsville, Alabama, Award of Distinction
  • DNA Art Competition 2009 finalist, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, Huntsville, Alabama


2008

  • Unique Views, Huntsville Art League, Huntsville, Alabama, Award of Distinction​

Therapy Partners Da Vinci Dogs

Gary Anderson, Huntsville, Alabama Artist​​




Select paintings available for sale at the Huntsville Art League Gallery at Lowe Mill in Huntsville, Alabama

Valley Planet Cover November 2012

Madison Living March 2012

Paintings by Gary Anderson

Children's Hospital of Alabama Collection

​​Visual stories that celebrate the flora and fauna of the Tennessee Valley