Gary R. Huff is an artist from Culpeper. He was born and raised in Winchester, Virginia. Ever since he can remember he has been drawing and painting. In the ninth grade Gary took the “draw me” Art Instruction Schools correspondence course that taught him a lot about color, composition and all the other aspects of being a good artist. After high school he went to art school in Cleveland, Ohio and then into the Navy for four years. After that he went to Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and took instructions in illustration and graphic design under some of the best. Upon graduation Gary worked in ad agencies, studios and free-lanced as an illustrator for many years doing work for numerous national newspapers, magazines and books such as The Washington Post, Science magazines, U.S. Postal Service, General Electric and many others. Currently he has his own graphic design studio and works as much as he can on watercolor paintings. Gary’s hobbies include model railroading, quadcopters, bonsai, astronomy and metal detecting. He is an associate member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society and a member of the Virginia Watercolor Society.