3 Color Palettes for the Serious Oil Painter

Have you ever given much thought to just how important your color palette really is? One of the most fun and satisfying aspects of oil painting is setting up your color palette and preparing your tools. This process really helps define who you are becoming as an artist, and what direction you will be taking. […]

Which White? For the Serious Artist, It is a Serious Question.

For the serious oil painter, it is a serious question: which white? There are several variations of white pigment to choose from in oil color. Moreover, some may have the same hue in common, but contain a different oil base that will significantly change the use of the paint. In all cases, choosing the whites […]

Review: Anthony Caro on the Roof, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

A few days ago my artist friend Sabina and I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the afternoon.  Sabina is a sculptor who mainly works in marble and I’m a landscape painter.  I’m drawn to the galleries with paintings and she’s drawn to the sculpture exhibits. We saw many exhibits that day. One […]

More Secrets to Understanding the NYC Art World: Beware the Vanity Gallery

If you are like most artists who take their career seriously, you are willing to give almost anything a try. And if you are like me, you put a lot of care not only into creating your art but into the business side of your art. You love to create, right? And, of course, you want […]

Review of Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

About the Exhibition Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, is free with admission A few days ago,  Sabina who is an artist friend of mine and I decided to go the Metropolitan Museum of Art. We had not been in a while and so thought it […]

3 Secrets to Artist Success in the NYC Art World

Would you like to know the 3 secrets to artist success in the NYC art world? Would you like to know how to have artist success in your career? For many artists, the New York City art world is a complete mystery.  Even for the artists that have been born and raised here, the frustrations […]

How to Make Your Home Artful with Terrariums

Would you like to make your artful with terrariums? Would you like to add the warmth and beauty of plants under glass? The New York Times recently had an online article called Terrariums Make a comeback.  A terrarium can be a great way to bring the beauty and artfulness of plants indoors with a minimum of […]

Secrets to Understanding the NYC Art World

Have you ever wanted to break into the New York City art world and become an established mainstream professional artist?  Have you ever really given much thought to how the mainstream gallery system works, how it is set up? I’ve lived in NYC for almost a decade.  I’ve been represented by galleries in Soho and in […]

Top 3 Ways to Meet NYC Art Dealers

Are you an artist and would like to meet NYC art dealers? If you are an artist living in Anywhere, USA, you have probably considered taking a stab at The Big Apple.  New York City is, after all, the center of the art universe. Who wouldn’t want at least one chance to see if they have […]

Hello world! Let me introduce myself.

Hello world!  My name is Gary Bolyer.  I am a New York City artist and published author. My original oil paintings, prints, and drawings belong in hundreds of public and private collections throughout the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Russia, China, and 9 other countries around the world. I have sold my art in galleries […]