Gary Ozias, CPS

“I enjoy painting the natural world whether landscapes or wildlife. My work is representational, but I bring to it a painterly style that sometimes borders on impressionism. I love the outdoors and spend time observing its moods. There is nothing better than to be outside painting on fresh, breezy days, and I am thankful for those opportunities. If I can capture the mystery of foggy mornings, the essence of hot, summer evenings, or the sunrise on new snow, I consider it a success. Every painting is a new challenge and tends to keep one humble. My goal is simply to be absolutely the best painter I can possibly be and let my work speak for itself.”

Gary OziasAlthough born in Kansas City, Missouri in 1947, Gary Ozias spent most of his early years in rural Massachusetts. He graduated from Worcester State College in Massachusetts in 1969, taught for a brief period on the East Coast, and then moved to Kansas where he lived and taught for many years. After he retired, he moved back to his New England roots and lived in Massachusetts.

His father Stanley was a master engraver and gave Gary early encouragement and training. He is married, has two adult daughters, and has been painting since the 1970s. He has won numerous awards for his painting. His work hangs in public and private collections from coast to coast in the United States and in other countries. He loves to capture the essence and feel of the weather conditions which envelop a landscape. He paints full-time now.

Gary is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Pastel Society of New Hampshire, Pastel Society of Colorado, Connecticut Pastel Society, PaintAmerica Association, and a Master Pastelist of the MidAmerica Pastel Society. He is a juried Artist Member of the North Shore Arts Association in Gloucester, MA.