Gary Lynn Roberts2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
About the Artist
Gary Lynn Roberts was raised in Texas and has been painting since the age of 14. He grew up in an atmosphere permeated by art; his major influence being his father, noted Western artist Joe Rader Roberts. In addition to his father's training, he received one-on-one training from many of his father's friends such as G. Harvey and A.D. Greer. Gary has taken his training and molded it into his own style of painting, a mixture of realism and impressionism that captures the history of the Old West. Roberts' experience in training horses and performing in rodeos has enhanced his ability to paint horses in environments that accurately display their personalities. He has a natural understanding as to how a horse will behave with riders.
What artist inspires you? Why?
My father, Joe Rader Roberts, has always been very inspirational to me. He was able to paint with so much expression and draw his audience completely into each work that he created. His ability to touch the viewer's soul and capture the essence of his subject matter was truly a God-given gift.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
Most of my ideas come from memory and from past experiences in my life. I spent a lot of time working with horses and traveling to rodeos while I was growing up in Texas. I grew to know many of the great cowboys and their mannerisms, ideals and character during my childhood. They were incredibly hard-working men who truly took pride in what they did and in their love of this country. The significance of those experiences heavily affects the style and feeling of my paintings.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
Actually, the area where I live: Hamilton, Montana and the Bitterroot Valley is truly the place that I find most inspirational. I am blessed to be able to live in such a beautiful location, surrounded by my family. To wake up each morning and be able to walk out my front door and see snow covered mountain peaks, green valleys and free-flowing streams, is such an amazing experience.