Artist Stephen Gary
Oceanside Cultural Arts Foundation
presents Stephen Gary
at the O’side Bakery
Thursday, May 4th
From 5:30 – 7:30 PM
My first piece of art was copying a Tony the Tiger cereal box as a kid. I had a talent and discovered my Zen/happiness is in making art. I excelled at it and made it my major in college. Art was the vehicle where my passion resided. Majoring in Fine Art at U of Houston in the early 70’s, I worked under John Alexander and T.A. Julian Schnabel. I completed my BFA at U of Texas in 1980.
My first one-man show was in the Installation Gallery, San Diego in 1982. I worked at many jobs to support my art. In 1987 I was awarded a one-year, paid scholarship from National University Law School. As a working attorney, I continued to make art whenever I had a chance, even practicing while in depositions. I continued to paint whenever I could.
I retired from law in 2016 and went back to putting together an art studio and producing new works. Due to the stress while being a lawyer, I developed a spinal pain syndrome with problems sitting and standing. Therefore, I shifted my art production into something I could make on a computer, laying down. My focus has not changed, just my use of mediums to make art.
Art is my passion, devotion and addiction. I joke this passion is either a gift from the devil or a curse from a god, either way, I am driven to make art.
Stephen Frank Gary, Esq. (818-405-7739)