Gary korlin – (B. 1956) works in a decidedly French nature and the naturalistic approach is embedded in his 19th century french academic training, coupled with a thorough understanding of classical aesthetics and technique. He seeks an impression of life from a delicately modeled rose to the energy of a wind-swept landscape, relying continuously on his ability to create the illusion of the third dimension. From figures in darkened spaces to patterns of blown weeds in sun-drenched fields, his naturalistic eye captures the mood of the subject and the emotion it evokes. Gary korlin began his art career at an early age. His formal art education began at a state college but was soon replaced with specialized training. The minneapolis college of art and design offered learned mechanics of picture making through an in-depth study of perspective followed by color theory, abstract composition and elements of design.