Welcome to E.A. Garry Designs
Introduction to the Artist
Welcome to my world of miracles. I was 32 years old when I discovered I had
some artistic talent. I took an Introduction to Drawing class and fell in love.
I ended up going to a two year commercial art school to learn the basics. I was
not going to be a starving artist. I got an excellent foundation in a variety of
techniques, such as watercolors, pen and ink, pastels, drawing and such. The
only thing I felt I was missing was painting. I took a couple of community
college courses and felt my repetroire was complete.
I found myself in the world of desktop publishing but my passion was doing two-dimensional drawings and
paintings. For my first Christmas out of art school, I put together a calendar
for my family and close friends of some of the work I had done. It was during
those first couple of years that I took the community college classes to learn
painting. It was the third year that I found out that black and white calendars
were a lot cheaper to produce. I set myself a goal of doing a pen and ink
calendar for Christmas. If nothing else it guaranteed I would be doing at least twelve pieces
of artwork a year. My pen and inks are the foundation of my work. They allow me
to explore composition and practice my drawing skills. Sometimes when a piece speaks
to me and I have to do it in color.
My biggest problem is finding the time to balance doing artwork with all my
other passions. As you look at my images you'll find a variety of inspirations. I
have been deeply influenced by Asian art, particulary Chinese and Japanese art.
From the Chinese I am attracted to their use of colors and symbolizism. Japanese
art has strongly influenced me in terms of the design elements and repeating
patterns. You'll also find a strong Buddhist theme in some of my work. Mainly
because, if I had to claim a religion it would be Buddhism. I find images of
Buddha to be calming and the variety of styles is just amazing to me.
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E.A. Garry, 239 W. Basic Road, Henderson, NV 89015
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Last modified: 6/19/09