I began collecting Western Art in the 1980's. This interest became my introduction into the art world. After retirement I took art classes for a year at the Kansas City Art Institute . Thus I began my artistic career at a pivotal point in my life.
Early in my career I painted more realistic pieces, but over the past 20 years I have shifted to more Abstract and Impressionistic work. Picasso, DeKooning, and Richter inspire me stylistically.
The most recent article to feature my art appeared in the The Lake Sun newspaper in an article titled "TO EVOKE EMOTION, " July 21-22, 2017. The article stated "Unique mediums like coffee grounds, cardboard, wax paper and paintable caulk are part of what make Gary's art so beautiful and memorable."
Additional articles are available on line regarding my military service, profession as an Engineering Geologist, and my art career.
I create raw energy on canvas through texture, color, and imagination. I do not approach a canvas with preconceived ideas. Once I place the brush or palette knife in my hand, it takes on a life of its own. I paint spontaneously and fast without restrictions. I concentrate on the technique and not the final result. My mission is to have those who view my paintings to forget about their everyday problems even if it's only for a few seconds.
There is nothing more rewarding than to experiment with colors, shapes and styles, taking a step back when you're finished and having a sense of artistic accomplishment. This is why I love painting.
You are buying orginal contemporary art directly from Gary St. Ivany's art studio. Buying artwork in this manner is beneficial to the artist and the collector. Prices are lower because the middleman and the gallery fees are eliminated. The artist receives the entire purchase price.
To buy a painting simply contact Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org to verify the availability of the painting you are interested in purchasing. Upon confirmation and agreement upon the price you can proceed to make the purchase of the artwork directly from him.
We accept Master Card, Visa, and Discover cards either by phone or through Pay Pal. Purchases made by Credit card or Money Order are shipped immediately. If you pay by personal check, your order will ship after the check clears.
FREE GROUND SHIPPING WITHIN THE CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES. Paintings are packaged safely and securely shipped to you. Larger paintings will ship unstretched and rolled in a heavy duty mailing tube. UPS Ground includes insurance. Shipping to Canada, Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Hawaii starts at $55. For International Shipping contact us for rates. International buyers are responsible for their countries taxes and tariffs on any purchases.
If you are not 100% satisfied with your art, return it within 14 days of purchase and receive a refund less 10% for packaging and relisting fee. The buyer is responsible for returned shipping costs. Paintings must be securely packed, insured and in 100% brand new condition. Our paintings ship Ready to hang, Stretched, or Rolled depending on the painting.
Contact information which is provided by the user is used solely for the purpose of completing the order. This includes information pertaining to gift recipients.
If you like a painting that has already sold Gary can paint one in a similar style, changing the size and color palette to suit your preference. Prices are based on one US dollar per square inch, with a 400 square inch minimum. For example, the price for a 20" x 24" painting would be $480, because it is 480 square inches.