Gary Lynn Roberts has been painting since the age of fourteen. He grew up in an atmosphere permeated by art, and has studied under several nationally known artists, with his major influence being his father, noted Western artist Joe Rader Roberts. “I was fortunate to grow up in that atmosphere,” Roberts says. “In addition to my father, I received one on one training from many of his friends, such as G. Harvey and A.D. Greer, to mention only a couple. Many of my trainers were some of the nation’s most notable artists.”
At a young age, Roberts trained horses and performed in rodeos. He has taken his knowledge gained from that time and his experiences during that period and molded them into his art to create his own style, a mix of Realism and Impressionism.
During his travels, Roberts has gained a deep appreciation for the beauty of North America and is committed to portraying the land through the eyes of the American cowboy. Of his work, Roberts says, “I want to do more than create a historically correct scene; I want to tell a story. When someone views one of my paintings, I want them to feel like they are part of the painting.”
Roberts lives with his wife Nancy and four children in Austin, Texas.
Reference: Artist publication