"Being a painter is a way of life, you live and breathe art."
Gary Johnson takes this philosophy to heart. He has traveled to many wild areas of the world, Africa to Belize to our nation`s most beautiful wilderness areas, in his quest for a unique and inspiring image. His artwork has been juried into the prestigious Arts For The Parks Top 100 competition (1996, 1998, 2000, 2002 and 2005), winning the Grand Prize Gold Medal in 2005. He has also been juried into the Art Renewal Center Salon (2018-2020) as a Featured Artist, “Birds In Art” at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum (2016), “Art and the Animal” at the Bennington Center for the Arts (2001, 2004, 2008-2016), and the Pastel Society of America exhibition (1996). Gary has exhibited at a number of the top wildlife and western art shows in the nation, including NatureWorks, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, the Easton Waterfowl Festival, and the Safari Club International show. Gary’s artwork has been exhibited at the Museum of Western Art, the Gilcrease Museum, and the San Diego Natural History Museum. Gary was selected as the Artist in Residence for the Rocky Mountain National Park in 2005 and Mesa Verde National Park in 2012. Gary’s artwork has been featured in Western Art Collector, Wildlife Art, and spotlighted in Southwest Art, Sporting Classics, Art of the West, Arizona Highways and Safari Times magazines. His artwork has been featured in the Charlie M. Russell Museum Auction, the Manitou Galleries auctions, and the Sotheby’s of London auction house. Gary’s artwork is represented by Art For Wildlife Galleries in California and Going To The Sun Gallery in Montana. Gary’s artwork is published and licensed by Wild Wings, Inc.