Gary Ampel is a wildlife painter and has been creating artwork for over 40 years. Born in New York City, he spent his summers in the Catskills where he encountered the richness of nature and the allure of wildlife. Gary went on the study art in the New York area. Gary captures on canvas the majesty of wildlife throughout North America. Using oils and acrylics, he paints in a realistic style, attracting the viewers’ attention through texture and color.  

Gary draws inspiration for his work from a variety of sources, including his childhood experiences and the places he has visited and people he met.  In his early days as an artist, he supported his family by working the outdoor art show circuit, traveling the East Coast in a motor home from Chicago to Houston, and over to Florida and Maine. During those years, his work became nationally and internationally known and was picked up by Scafa/ModernArt of The Art Publishing Group and by Bon Art of Art Resources International Ltd.  The Franklin Mint Co later commissioned him to create the White Wolf plate collection. Gary has won many awards and has been exhibited extensively across the United States in both solo and group exhibitions.