As a young artist, Gary J. Keimig quickly gained a successful reputation
with his art, and his work has matured during the years until he has
now become one of the major artists in the Rocky Mountain Region. He
is known as a man who captures the glory, excitement, grandeur and adventure
of nature. His work relates the overwhelming love of nature that has
always prompted Gary to paint.
Gary was born to a pioneer Wyoming family and spent his earliest years
on the Keimig ranch near Jay Em, Wyoming. At an early age, the family
moved to Casper, where Gary's kinship to nature was nurtured by the opportunity
to grow up south of Casper along the base of Casper Mountain. Often,
Gary trekked over the foothills and the mountain developing the love
for the outdoors that he now portrays so diligently through his art work.
Gary is a self-taught artist whose use of media includes oil, pen and
ink, acrylic and watercolor which is his favorite and most popular among
collectors. Gary's use of watercolor is unique in that he uses transparent
watercolors as both washes and mixed with white tempera. His watercolors
have the look of "oil". His style is realistic, personal, and
Gary has been involved in many one-man shows throughout the Rocky Mountain
region. He has been invited and has attended a number of National Western
and Wildlife Invitational shows and has won numerous awards for his work.
Gary has had work reproduced in such publications as Wyoming Wildlife,
Fur-Fish-Game, National Parkways- guidebooks and calendars, Trailwest
Cards, High Country News, Wyoming Field Science publications; Biological
Sciences Curriculum Studies- biology book illustrations and a college
botany book for the University of California, as well as illustration
work in numerous books and publications nationwide. His work is shown
in a number of reputable galleries throughout the United States.
" I moved to Northwest Wyoming in 1978, where I found an extremely
unique area with a real variety in wildlife and habitat. This is a vast
region of mountains and massive glaciers, crystal lakes and thundering
cascades. Huge herds of elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, mule deer, moose
and grizzly grace the landscape. It is a land of a thousand voices and
is filled with the creature presence of God. It is a fragile land that
cries out to the soul. Seek is out on its terms and it will capture your
spirit. You will return and return and still you will not get enough.
I was touched by that spirit as a young boy and through my paintings
I try and touch others. I consider my paintings successful when the viewer
is equally touched and in turn catches a glimpse of that enduring spirit
of wilderness and meaning within himself."
Print Shown: Tree Poster