Artwork by Jerry L Gadd
The love in my life is art and painting. It’s what I think about every day. Where ever I am and what ever I see I’m thinking about how I would paint the tree or the landscape in front of me. I’ve been painting and drawing all of my life, and I paint every day and love the challenges of painting, I don’t just paint one subject or thing. My current interests include not only the Mid-Atlantic Region but places and things from all over the United States, including landscapes, seascapes, portraits, florals, and still life.
I work both in oil and watercolor, and I have recently renewed my interest in classical oil painting. I love the approach of the old masters and there techniques of layering and glazing. I’ve also acquired a love for watercolor painting, which is completely opposite of oil painting.
I have recently participated in Maryland State and Federal duck stamp competitions winning awards and ribbons in painting, decoy carving, and photographic competitions throughout the Region. I had a painting published in The International Artist Magazine and was a finalist in their monthly competition. I also had work published in the South West Art Magazine in, 2016,2018, and 2020. September issue for emerging artist, and the October issue for Artist to collect. I recently had artwork published in the Circle Contemporary Art Magazine, in the Fall Quarterly and December 2017 spotlight magazine. I am also available for commissioned paintings & artwork.
I think the Old Masters Academy offers a complete and extensive knowledge of painting and drawing, and I think winning the Old Masters Academy would help me to advance even further in my art career. I think if people would vote for me it would make my art be seen even more by many more people, and I have so much more to learn.