The Brush of Gary Ripley
Gary Ripley, artist
Former Oliver student and grandson of pioneer Clayton Ripley paints with a quality brush and has forwarded these two items for our review.
Gary Ripley was born in 1950 in the Okanagan Valley in Oliver, B.C.
He first traveled to Calgary to attend the Alberta College of Art and graduated with Honors in 1972.
Recognition for his
work included a scholarship to attend the Institudo de Allende at San Miguel, Mexico.
was later invited back to ACA
as an instructor and began teaching classes in the fourth year Painting Major Program.
continued to teach at the college for four years and in that same period was involved with Continuing Education, which included instructing both adults and children at many city locations, including the Glenbow Museum
After leaving teaching in 1976, Gary
worked at many arts related occupations that enabled him to have more time to be creative on his
became involved with Alberta's motion picture industry and it was here his
work ethic and talent found form in the craft of scenic artistry.
Today, Gary is one of Alberta's busiest motion picture painters and serves as head of the painting departments as paint coordinator.
work on screen may be seen in movies such as "Unforgiven
", "The Virginian
", and "Lonesome
Between movies, Gary
maintains a solid level of creative activity in his
own studio in Calgary's Mount Pleasant neighbourhood, exploring the dynamics of the creative process.
People and companies buy his
work because they enjoy it and the accessible and direct approach Gary
paintings are well-represented in many private and corporate art collections.