residence and studio in McCormick, South Carolina, where he
lives with his
wife, Kathie, and their five cats.
daily commute to work involves stepping over or around several of their feline companions on his
way to the studio.
Unfortunately the studio door has to remain closed to everyone in the household except Kathie.
the only one who has agreed not to step on the pallet and track colors around the house.
Gary received his formal fine art training at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned his BFA in Illustration in 1968.
Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Army, where his duties as an Illustrator included assignments at Fifth Army Headquarters, Fort Sheridan, Illinois and Fifth Special Forces Headquarters, Vietnam.
While stationed in Vietnam, Gary
contributed artwork to several issues of Green Beret Magazine
In 1994, after a twenty-five year career in Illustration and graphic arts working for federal and local government agencies, Gary
decided to pursue his
interests in fine art and has devoted his
energies to that end.
Experienced in several media, Gary
has worked primarily in oils and exhibited and sold his
art through galleries in Arizona, Maryland and South Carolina.
In addition to gallery representation, Gary’s work has appeared in art shows along the Atlantic coast as well as many mid-western and western states.
wife enjoyed participating in the outdoor shows, and found the contact with art lovers as well as the other artists, a rewarding experience.
Gary Marathon’s original oil paintings, as well as his
limited edition reproductions, are in private collections throughout the United States.
use of vivid color and his
attention to detail and texture make his
artwork collectable and enjoyable to art lovers everywhere.