Portraits of the Native People

Sat, July 2, 2016

Exhibition Opening Reception - Gary Emrich - Navy 1978-1982 and 1985 - 1987
I started painting at age 5 and painted through my teen years. I was offered a scholarship for art my senior year but decided to join the Navy.
I painted a little while in the Navy. After serving 4 years in the Navy I went to California to Airbrush Surfboards. In 1985 I went back into the Navy. I ended up getting an honorable discharge under medical. I studied Art at Mesa College with a 4.0 GPA. I then studied with internationally known artist Mark Rohrig where I learned the purple wash technique.
I've been painting almost everyday since.