This delicate image of the Sonoran Desert is early morning in north Scottsdale, Arizona looking east toward the McDowell Mountains. The fresh clean air is filled with many fragrances and sounds of wildlife. The Sonoran Desert is the second most diverse ecosystem to the Amazon rain forest.
"San Xavier Mission"
20 X 30 in.
Nine miles south of Tucson, Arizona, standing in the Sonoran Desert like a white-robed sentinel, is one of the world's greatest missions: San Xavier del Bac. Native Americans call it "the white dove of the desert." Painted as it appeared in the summertime dusk of the Sonoran, the mission almost seems to float in a delicate ethereal haze. Wherever displayed, the sky colors of the work change with the changing room light.
Limited editions are taken from oil paintings and are born on (archival) acid-free museum paper with permanent colorpigments, for a life expectancy ofover 400 years. Each museum piece is hand-signed and numbered by Gary, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity, and care and mounting instructions.
A departure from Arizona, this refined work depicts the emotionally quality of the African elephant, as seen in the morning sunrise in the bush at Masai Mara, Kenya. The rising sun casts a strong profile on this gentile giant. After strolling up the path to observe an intruder, a quick, but non-threatening pause causes the stirring of fine dust.