Artists of Note | Gary Huber

Impressions from youth

Gary Huber, Best Out West, pastel, 16 x 24.

Gary Huber, Best Out West, pastel, 16 x 24.

This story was featured in the December 2014 issue of Southwest Art magazine. Get the Southwest Art December 2014 print issue or digital download now–then subscribe to Southwest Art and never miss another story!

Art is in Gary Huber’s genes. He grew up with both grandfathers artistically inclined, his mother a plein-air painter, and her brother a photographer. At the age of 5, Huber would accompany his mother on plein-air trips with his own paint kit and watch her capture the scene in front of them. He eventually 
received his degree in geology and worked for an oil company in Denver before starting a company that rendered landscape imagery using digital data. But in 2002, during a visit to the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, WY, 
Huber saw Clyde Aspevig’s painting HEART MOUNTAIN, and he knew he wanted to paint. “It was the most incredible thing I’ve seen, and I knew I couldn’t afford to buy it, but maybe I could learn how to paint it,” he remembers.

Since then Huber has dedicated himself to his art, finding solace and inspiration painting in pastel, his medium of choice. A lover of the outdoors since youth, he creates impressionistic landscapes that represent his favorite locations, especially those that include water. His technique continues to evolve with experience, but his vision remains constant. “I want people to go into a painting and relax, enjoy, and explore,” he says. “I’m looking to create something that captures a sense of mood and atmosphere and transports you to a place that you really want to go.” —Joe Kovack

Huber is represented by the Brinton Museum, Big Horn, WY; Hitching Post Gallery, Buffalo, WY; Silver Sage Gallery, Dubois, WY; Deselms Fine Art, Cheyenne, WY; and Occidental Hotel Gallery, Buffalo, WY.

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