As a young artist, Gary Nisbet apprenticed with a master muralist working on the restoration and decoration of historical landmark buildings.
days were spent scraping through layers of paint and metallic leaf revealing decades of images layered one over the next.
The richly textured surfaces represented an accumulated history and a legacy that he
The narrative created by applying newly rendered images over aged and layered areas has become the context of Nisbet's work as an artist.
The works begins on a base of layered collage, recalling the history of those surfaces.
Then the paintings feature forms drawn from the domestic realm of home, garden, library and table.
In them he
explores the themes of growth and nurture, cycles of life and family.
Nisbet attended both CA State university at Northridge and CA. State University at San Francisco and has exhibited in both solo and group shows on both coasts.
painted collages are filled with warmth, richness and humor.