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Gary Jenkins
Jenkins Art Studio
"The Beauty of Oil Painting"

Carson City, Nevada
(775 ) 841-5496

                    



Email: gjenkins@ableweb.net

 
Website: www.JenkinsArtStudio.com

 

About the Artist

I WAS BORN IN BROOKLYN, NEW YORK AND RAISED IN ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA. I GRADUATED FROM THE 4 -YEAR RINGLING SCHOOL OF ART IN SARASOTA FLORIDA IN 1962. UPON GRADUATION, I MOVED TO SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. I STARTED MY FULL TIME ART CAREER WORKING AS A KEY LINE ARTIST FOR A LARGE GREETING CARD COMPANY. A LITTLE LATER ON I STARTED WORKING FOR A LARGE NATIONAL ART STORE CHAIN - AARON BROTHERS. IN THE EARLY 1970 s I STARTED TO DEVELOPED MY STYLE OF OIL PAINTING. I BECAME A TEACHER FOR THE AARON BROTHERS STORE. AS FAR AS I KNOW, I WAS THE FIRST ARTIST TO TEACH THE ONE DAY WORKSHOP CONCEPT. DURING THE 1970s, AARON BROTHERS PUT ABOUT 60 OF MY ORIGINAL PAINTINGS INTO PRINT AND BEGUN TO MARKET THEM NATIONALLY. ALSO DURING THE 1970s I BEGAN TO TRAVEL TO OREGON, WASHINGTON AND NEVADA TO TEACH WEEKLY SEMINARS. IN 1981 I STARTED TO PRODUCE MY OWN HOW - TO - ART INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS. MY WIFE KATHWREN AND I STARTED TO MARKET THEM AT MAJOR CONVENTIONS AND THROUGH OUR NATIONAL MAIL ORDER BUSINESS. WE WERE THE FIRST ARTIST IN THE COUNTRY TO PRODUCE AND SELL SUCH VIDEOS. IN 1982 I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HOST MY OWN NATIONAL PBS TELEVISION SERIES. I WAS THE SECOND ARTIST TO GO ON TELEVISION AFTER BILL ALEXANDER. IN FACT IT WAS MY FRIEND BILL THAT SET UP MY FIRST INTRODUCTION WITH THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATION MANAGER WHERE BILL WAS TAPING HIS SHOWS. DURING THE 1980s TO 1999 I TRAVELED NATIONALLY AND TAUGHT HUNDREDS OF SEMINARS WITH MY ARTIST WIFE KATHWREN. I ALSO HOSTED 19 TELEVISION SERIES.


IN 1999 I STARTED TO PAINT FOR ART GALLERIES. I ALSO CONTINUED TO TEACH IN MY OWN STUDIO, AND GAVE SEMINARS AROUND THE COUNTRY. IN 2006 A TELEVISION PRODUCER FROM EUROPE CONTACTED ME AND ASKED IF I WOULD LIKE TO DO TELEVISION AGAIN.. I HAVE SINCE TAPED FOUR MORE 26 - PART SERIES " THE BEAUTY OF OIL PAINTING" THAT ARE SHOWN ON NATIONAL PBS AND ON HOLLAND TELEVISION. I AM ONLY THE 2 nd OR 3rd ARTIST TO BE AIRED ON EUROPE TELEVISION. I HAVE BEEN A PROFESSIONAL FULL TIME ARTIST FOR ALMOST 50 YEARS AND A TEACHER FOR ALMOST 40 YEARS. I AM KNOWN PRIMARILY AS A FLORAL ARTIST, BUT I ALSO PAINT EXOTIC BIRDS AND FISH AND TEACH SOME LANDSCAPES. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING ON ANOTHER TELEVISION SERIES, AND TRAVELING TO GERMANY EACH YEAR TO TEACH JENKINS CERTIFIED TEACHER PROGRAMS. I ALSO TEACH SEMINARS, WEEKLY CLASSES AND I AM PAINTING FOR A FINE ART GALLERY IN DEL MAR AND CARMEL, CALIFORNIA. IN THE PAST I HAVE ALSO OWNED MY OWN ART GALLERIES IN LA JOLLA AND LAGUNA BEACH CALIFORNIA. I CURRENTLY RESIDE IN CARSON CITY, NEVADA.

Professional Services Offered
  • Teaches florals, exotic birds and fish
  • Teaches all levels
  • Instructs teacher certification programs
  • Fine art gallery paintings
  • Commission paintings (florals, fish, birds, and cats)

Also Offering

  • Instructional oil painting DVDs
  • Instructional books and signature brushes
  • DVDs of PBS series
  • Original Paintings for sale
  • Giclee prints


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