Gary Fisher started painting as a hobby while practicing law with the U.S. Justice Department where he was an environmental enforcement attorney. Having more fun painting than lawyering, Gary left the legal profession and now devotes himself full time to art, painting in Washington, DC and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware and serving as the art director of The Results Galleries in the Results the Gym locations. Most of Gary’s abstracts and landscapes, as well as his fanciful paintings of fruit and garden flowers, are displayed in bright bold striking purples, yellows and blues.
Gary was selected by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities to decorate one of 200 donkey and elephant sculptures, which were on display throughout the nation’s capital in the summer of 2002 as part of the “Party Animals” exhibition. He also decorated one of the dolphin’s on display in the summer of 2003 as part of Rehoboth Beach’s “Dolphins Around Town Project”. In addition, two of Gary’s abstract landscapes were included in the U.S. State Department Art in Embassies Program and were displayed in the U.S. Embassy in Port Au Prince, Haiti from 2000 until the fall of 2001. Many of Gary’s other oils, acrylics and pastels hang in Washington, DC businesses and government offices, as well as in the homes of art collectors and friends around the world. He was one of two local artists to be showcased by Saks Fifth Avenue in 2002 with a major exhibition of his art in the windows of the retailer’s Chevy Chase, Maryland store.
Gary has participated in numerous Washington, DC art exhibitions including shows sponsored by the Corcoran Gallery of Art Alternative Space, the Rivaga Gallery, the Wilson Art Center Gallery, Children’s National Hospital, Alero Restaurant and The Source Theatre. He has also donated works to help raise money for such charitable organizations as Food & Friends, GLAAD, the Washington Gay Men’s Chorus, the Victory Fund, D.C. Appleseed and Delaware’s Sundance benefit. A native of Wyoming, Gary enjoys his summers in Rehoboth Beach, where he has had solo art shows at the Blue Moon, Dos Locos, and Peninsula Gallery in Lewes, Delaware. He enjoys world travel, which often serves as an inspiration for his art.