Gary Conger - Fine Artist

Gary Conger

New York, NY - United States

 
 
 

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Gary Conger

New York, NY - United States

Gary Conger - Fine Artist

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About Gary Conger

The idea of learning how to paint came to me in 2003. Having turned 59 and having passed the peak of my career in printing and publishing, I saw that it was time to think about a productive and creative way to spend the last third (or “last chapter”, if you prefer euphemisms) of my life. One day a little blue bird perched on my shoulder and chirped in my ear: “Why not learn how to paint? You might be good at it”. I signed up for a life drawing class at the School of Visual Arts the very next day.

The primary subject of my paintings to this point has been the wooden water tanks that sit on the rooftops of so many New York buildings. I don't compare myself to Monet but my fascination with the water tanks is similar to his for hay bales. The constantly changing sunlight gives the wood of the tanks different colors and brightness, especially in a rising or setting sun. I've done fifty 'roofscape' paintings. Some of the unsold ones are displayed here at Fine Art America.

Landscapes have been more of a challenge for me. It's because of the many different greens one has to mix to make the trees and grasses look real. I joke that I'm writing a book titled: 'Fifty Shades of Green: An artist's journey through the green Hell of landscape painting'.

My 'Other Interests' paintings include 'fantasy rooftops', dreamscapes, still lifes, animal portraits, human portraits, reclining nudes and some abstract stuff that I'm starting to have fun with. Thanks for hanging with me this far.

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Harlem Churches by Gary Conger

 

North East Nightfall by Gary Conger

 

Morning View North by Gary Conger

 

Morning Sun on New Water Tank by Gary Conger

 

Orange Manhattan by Gary Conger

 

September Sunrise by Gary Conger

 

Cherry Tree Madison Square Park by Gary Conger

 

Water Tank Gathering by Gary Conger

 

View from Mount Equinox by Gary Conger

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