Gary Niblett was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico, attended the Art Center School of Design in California and became a commercial artist until 1973 when he decided to focus his career on fine art.
Gary’s versatile work demonstrates the human values, which are brought to bear in the living, not only in the American West but the entire world. He prefers reflecting on the quieter, subtler moments of his daily life. Frequently he is drawn to an earlier time, a time of horse-drawn wagons, small picturesque villages, quaint and colorful clothing of bygone eras.
Gary enjoys traveling to Europe and Mexico in particular where he feels he is really going back in time. The texture of old houses, barns and wagons he feels are wonderful to paint. Gary has tried to analyze his desire to paint these quieter moments. He has found that his motivation goes back to a simpler way of life that he enjoyed while visiting his family on the farms and ranches in west Texas. As he says, " I had a wonderful boyhood."