An outdoors man with an eye for detail - Gary Frey has returned to his heart's desire after 42 years. His career in Landscape Design and Horticulture has enhanced his gift for creating a beautiful piece of art.
Gary and his wife Cathy were born in Florida and have summered in Highlands, North Carolina since the 1950s.
Presently, he and his wife also own a home with wooded acreage in Southwest Georgia, so he uses three Southern states to capture nature on canvas.
Gary was among 100 finalists in the international floral art competition Blossom II - Art of Flowers, sponsored by the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation. The exhibition of finalists works was premiered at the Naples Museum of Art in Naples, Florida on February 1, 2011. Entries for this competition and internal exhibition tour numbered 2,300, representing 1,350 artists from 35 countries. Blossom II - Art of Flowers is among the largest and most lucrative competitions in the world. To ensure the highest quality, the Susan Kathleen Black Foundation assembed two juries of extraordinary experts representing a broad range of expertise in the fields of art including museum officials, artists, art publishers, floral design and botanicals.
Gary's "Seven Days of Spring" was also chosen to be displayed for sale at Greenacres Art Center in Cincinnati, Ohio from March 3-May 20, 2012. "It was a great honor to be recognized as one of the top artists in the world for floral art," said Gary.
Gary is a member of "The Bascom,' a center for the visual arts in Highlands, North Carolina.
He is also a member of the Mt. Dora Center of the Arts in Mt. Dora, Florida and was juried and accepted to join the "Artisans on Fifth," a co-op gallery of fine art creations by local artists. Gary is also a member of the Lake County Artist Registry.