Gary is a former political cartoonist turned watercolorist. While best known for his years of political cartooning for most Michigan newspapers, Gary actually began his art career as a fine arts student with the Columbus College of Art and Design. After leaving CCAD and changing to studies in political science at The Ohio State University, Gary went on to work in politics for President Jimmy Carter in Washington DC. Following his stint in politics, Gary began free lancing as a political cartoonist for the Washington Post, which later lead to a job with Booth Newspapers in Michigan. After finishing his career as a cartoonist freelancing for the Detroit Free Press, Gary took on the task of health care as a national consultant to communities seeking to replicate Muskegon's Access Health program, which Gary helped to develop. More recently Gary has returned to his roots as a painter featuring subject matter familiar to West Michigan. His current focus includes a series of watercolors of the farmer's market in Muskegon. For Gary, having the opportunity to watercolor again is life coming full circle. Gary lives in Norton Shores with his wife Deana and enjoys spending time with their
children and grand children.