Gary has always enjoyed expressing his creativity through drawing from a very young age. When he was 13, he enrolled in a beginner painting class. Little did he know that art and painting would become a labor of love, and inspire him over his life.
After college, Gary pursued a career in graphic design working for many successful design studios and advertising agencies over two decades. In 1998, he opened Gary Hartman Design, utilizing his creative talents to design and produce corporate branding and advertising. His work also includes traveling the world shooting photography for incentive programs working alongside many great people and photographers.
In 2016, Gary and his wife Dee moved to Florida’s Treasure Coast, where they reside, work and enjoy their dream of living on the beach.
Gary continues to be inspired by his surroundings and enjoys painting landscapes and seascapes. Currently his work is focused on Florida beach scenes and sea creatures painted on weathered and distressed wood.