Gary C. Eckhart attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania where he studied drawing and oil painting as part of his Bachelor’s Degree. At that time he developed an interest in watercolor painting but is mostly self-taught.
He completed three years of study at the Yale University School of Drama where he earned an MFA in Production Design.
Gary is a signature member of the Niagara Frontier Watercolor Society, Vermont Watercolor Society and the Northeast Watercolor Society. His work has been shown in national watercolor shows and is in collections in North and South America and in Europe. He serves as president of the Mad River Valley Foundation for the Arts.
“My original paintings are representational, not photo-realistic; however, I do try to remain true to the shapes, textures and patterns I see. I am captivated by the rich subject matter throughout Vermont and New England and especially enjoy painting the sparkle of crisp winter snow, vibrant autumn foliage and lush summer landscapes.”
The original paintings reflect the rich coloring and texture of rural New England and Vermont. Whether it is a landscape or still life, the subjects frequently mirror an era and way of life that is gradually disappearing.
Gary offers workshops for all abilities. 802-583-2224 for information.
All original watercolor paintings are created on archival watercolor paper using the finest, light fast pigments.
Paintings are matted with acid-free, archival mats and framed with quality moldings. Framed pieces arrive ready for hanging. Price adjustments can be made should you prefer the work matted only for your own framing.
A certificate of originality and authenticity is issued with each original painting.