The following information was submitted in November of 2006 by Daniel Hamilton:
Gary Sherman was born 1953 in Tulsa Oklahoma, and moved to Oklahoma City in 1957. He attended the Oklahom City Public schools system and graduated from Northeast High School in 1972. He married Joyce Russell in 1978 (divorced 1980); they have one daughter, Teresa Sherman.
Sherman held numerous jobs, unrelated to art, from1972 to 1991, and unlike most artists, he started drawing and painting late in life, in 1983, with no formal training. Sherman did read numerous art books and decided to become a full-time artist in 1993.
Gary Sherman has done hundreds of commissioned pieces from 1993 to 2006; he has had
commissioned pieces primarily for Willard Johnson in Oklahoma City, many of which were stylized like that of the old masters. However, Gary's most impressive paintings are his original works of art (i.e., buffalo, landscapes, still lives, etc.)
Gary Sherman's philosophy is this: "Because of my work, I don't believe in painting in any one particular style. My styles range from classical to impressionist, and I let my emotions tell me how to paint".