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Gary Byrd graduated from Oklahoma State University with Bachelor’s degrees in Biological Science and Advertising. While originally self-taught, has been a professional artist since 1993. Gary has studied under several renowned artists including Greg Beecham, John Seerey-Lester, Martin Grelle, Bruce Greene and Jim Wilcox.
Specialties are Western themes, wildlife and landscapes.
After a long and successful career in the Energy business, Gary and his wife made the decision to pursue his art on a full-time basis. They implemented a plan to accomplish that goal and in 2012, he began painting full time. He has produced a substantial portfolio of diversified works.
• Bosque Art Classic
• Phippen Museum Show
• SAS “Best and Brightest”
• CFD Western Spirit Show
• APA summer show.
• Red Bluff Art Show
• “LANDMAN” magazine cover twice.
• Featured artist at the Oklahoma State University Foundation Malinda Berry Fischer Gallery in 2007
• Oklahoma Centennial Celebration in Oklahoma City.