Art of the Vineyard

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Art of the Vineyard

Our vineyards, adjoining the Big Sur coastline but far above it, lie not only within the ideal wine area but also the wondrous beauty of a tectonic landscape.

When I realized my art studio was built on the crater of one of our three volcanoes, with brush firmly in hand, there was a profound change in how I observed and thought about the world around me and especially the earth beneath…in all its multi-hued magnificence and mystery.

Deep influences from Fauvism to Expressionism and beyond waned as my abstract paintings began to reflect the color explosion and dynamics of irrepressible nature.  I then was compelled to revitalize my earlier landscape days and create a series of images that helped to pictorialize the aesthetics and awe of volcanic transformations. Wine is terroir; art is terroir!

Collect Gary Conway Art

Giclée Art Creation

Giclée is the fine art form initially created in 1991 by Jack Duganne in his studio at Santa Monica, California.  Jack and Gary were close friends, and Gary worked with him at his studio.  Jack and his wife visited Gary at his vineyard studio.  Jack’s earliest Giclée’s were created for Gary.  Giclée is fine art creation employing pigment based, archival quality inks, and executed on advanced inkjet printers.

Whereas many traditional print technologies — such as lithography — use the classic CMYK 4-color combination (in some instances with the addition of a pantone referenced spot color), Giclée printers employ up to 12 individual colors. This significant color explosion creates far smoother gradient transitions and an impressive wider color gamut. In other words, more depth, richness, and detail in the final work, which results in a stunning, vibrant, truly amazing new art form.​

This is not only a new art form in the execution process but also in the conceptualizing.  The artist as Gary uniquely demonstrates brings skills to this new art form beyond manipulating canvas and paint.  It is art algorithmically conceived and involves arithmetic visualization. The computer is essential now in the studio… as much as the easel.

This unprecedented art form does not dispose of ink and paper; it reemploys them.  It is a universe discovered and seen through a computer screen.  It is not photographing a painting and then printing the result on special papers.  It supersedes the photograph as well as the painting on canvas or whatever the medium.  It is an innovative and exciting art form employing a new and inspiring set of creative tools.

Big Sur Memories by Artist Gary Conway

Big Sur Memories

Near the Coast


Vineyard Mountains Reverie by Gary Conway

Vineyard Reverie

Past Fury by Gary Conway

The Past


Timeless Terrain.
Landscape beyond the eons, beyond the universe as known.  Depictions of  this and every moment.
Envisioning the earth in all dimensions and hues. Confronting the destiny of creation throughout the ages.



Tectonic Drama

Tectonic Drama

The universe in the making is fantasized far beyond our world and its immediate nature.
This painting and the next depict that timeless tumult
in eternal color.
Tectonic Fury

Fury in Color

Winter by Gary Conway


This last painting brings our recognizable earthscape back into the vision.