Welcome to my website. The art of Gary Rubin.
I am an artist, oil painter primarily, living and working in the beautiful environment of Amelia Island, Florida. As you can see, my creations reflect experiences from all over the world. When I travel, I carry my camera along to record anything that interests me. Then, when I return to the studio, I use those images along with my recollections of the event to create my paintings.
My work has been described as both realistic and impressionistic. I don’t really strive to achieve either description. My objective is to enchant the viewer with a story, a feeling, a memory that they want to return to again. I want my buyers to have something to contemplate rather than something that is merely decorative.
Although I had some basic art and design classes in college approximately half a century ago, and have participated in a number of workshops since, I consider myself to be primarily self-taught. The advantage that provides is less hampering by rules. I mix colors in ways that I have found to work for me and I use whatever tools I think might help to bring the images to life.. Please scroll to the bottom of each page to see all the images posted.