Masterful Plein Air Paintings

Besides having his work shown in the gallery's ongoing holdings space, Fifer was most recently featured in a duo solo exhibit for the 15th Annual "The Luminous Landscape". An acknowledged plein air master, Gary Fifer traces his artistic roots to the American Impressionists who painted in New York and Connecticut during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. He was a long-time protege of Arthur Maynard who, in turn, studied under Frank V. Dumond and was, himself, taught by Willard Metcalf. Dumond was an instructor at the Art Students League of New York (ASLNY) and the Ridgewood Art Institute, in New Jersey. Fifer also studied with Frank Mason at the ASLNY and, later, at the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York.

Gary has been home-based in the Manchester, VT, area since 2005, quite a change from his Hudson Valley beginnings. The gallery has had a 22+ year relationship with Gary and we continue to be his primary gallery in the United States. Prices for paintings on hand range from $1,500 to $6,000.

Work currntly available through the gallery is shown in the first group below. Please click on an image to display a larger version above. Larger photos are available by contacting the gallery.

Work shown below is sold and presented as a sample archive of Gary's painting since joining the gallery.

Gary has taken Best of Show awards from the Rye Arts Center, the Kent Art Association, Kent, Connecticut, and the Ridgewood Art Institute. He has taught studio and en plein air workshops at the Garrison Art Center in Garrison, New York and the Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester, VT. He has lectured and demonstrated on location at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Gary resides in central Vermont, where he paints and gives private lessons. Albert Shahinian Fine Art is Fifer's primary agent at this time. All inquiries about his work and person should be made through the gallery, (845) 876-7578.