*Gary Niblett

*Gary Niblett

Gary Niblett was born and raised in Carlsbad, New Mexico. After graduation, he went on to California, where he attended the Art Center School of Design. He spent eight years with the Hanna-Barbera studios as a background artist, but continued to develop his own style. He met his wife Monika while working for the studios, and they were married in 1970. In 1973, Niblett left commercial art to focus exclusively on western art and three years later was voted into the Cowboy Artists of America. He returned to New Mexico where his work continued to gain national recognition.

His work has been exhibited all over the world, including the Grand Palais, Paris, France, and the Amerika Haus, Berlin, Germany.  He has also exhibited in Moscow, Taiwan, Beijing, China and at the prestigious Royal Watercolor Society, London, England. Niblett’s work has been included in publications such as the International Fine Art Collector, Time, Saturday Review and New Mexico Magazine. He was honored as the 1990 “Distinguished Calendar Artist” for New Mexico Magazine, as well as a book titled Gary Niblett – A New Look at the Old West. He has been given the honor of having a large oil painting hanging in the state capitol building in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

He and Monika have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico in their adobe-style home since 1980.