Fine Artist, Freelance Illustrator, Graphic Designer, Writer
Gary Eldridge worked as an illustrator after graduating from Kendall College of Art & Design in 1974. He established his illustration studio in west Michigan where his unique combination of printmaking and dimensional object constructions attracted the attention of artist's agents in both New York City and Seattle. Together these two firms represented him for the over 20 years bringing assignments both nationally and internationally.
Gary has won recognition for both his illustrations and his fine art including awards from the Dimensional Illustrators in NYC and the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators. In 2001 he was a member of the New York Society of Illustrators' "9/11 Memorial Exhibition: Prevailing Human Spirit" a fundraiser for NYC First Responders. Gary has also served as Chairperson of LowellArts Board of Directors and in 2016 Co-Chaired it's Moving To Main Campaign who's $1.25 million goal provided a new home for LowellArts in the city's downtown area. In 2021 Gary was one of the award winning artists in the Midland Art Center's 50th Anniversary Retrospective show in Midland MI.
Gary creates his art using a variety of materials and techniques. "I learned early on not to confine myself to traditional art making. I often include found objects with the written word, photo chemical printing processes, digital imagery, and image transfer. With this in mind, in 2021 I joined the International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA) and continue to look for unique ways to express my creative vision."
Gary maintains his studio in the city of Lowell where he has lived and raised three children with his wife Tricia