Although born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1947, Gary Ozias spent most of his early years in rural Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester State College in Massachusetts in 1969, taught for a brief period on the East Coast and then moved to Downs, Kansas where he lived and taught for many years. He recently moved back to his New England roots.
His father Stanley was one of the foremost engravers in the United States and gave Gary much of his early encouragement and training. He has two adult daughters and has been painting since the 1970's. He has won numerous awards for his painting. His work hangs in public and private collections from coast to coast in the United States and in other countries. He loves to capture the essence and feel of the weather conditions which envelop a landscape. He considers himself fortunate to be able to paint full time, doing the thing that he loves.
Gary is a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Pastel Society of Colorado, and a Master Signature Pastelist of the MidAmerica Pastel Society.
"I enjoy painting the natural world whether the subjects are landscapes or wildlife. My work is representational, but I bring to it a painterly style which sometimes borders on impressionism. I love the outdoors and spend time observing its moods. There is nothing better than to be outside painting on fresh, breezy days, and I am thankful for the opportunity to do something that I enjoy so much. If I can capture the mystery of foggy mornings, the essence of hot, summer evenings, or the sunrise on new snow, I consider it a success. Every painting is a new challenge and tends to keep one humble. My goal is simply to be absolutely the best painter I can possibly be and let my work speak for itself. I hope others enjoy the results as much as I do the process."
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