Garry Palm was born and raised in a suburb
of Minneapolis, Minnesota. He had a very typical childhood, and had many
friends. His artistic talents were apparent at a very early age. He
loved to look at the stamps in his collection from around the world and
paint the beautiful plants, animals, birds, and dinosaurs on pages to
make little books for each subject. He was five years old....
He met his future wife Cynthia while
working at a local fast food restaurant as a cook, (KFC), and dated
throughout his his High School and college years. They were married in
1985 and came to Hawaii for a two week Honeymoon. They were lucky enough
to visit all Six Islands of Hawaii, and immediately fell in love with
the tropical paradise. They could not get the Aloha spirit out of their
thoughts, and decided to move to Oahu in 1987.
Garry Palm has been an artist in Hawaii
for almost 35 years. His mastery of watercolors, his medium of choice,
have been enjoyed by Hawaii residents and visitors from all over the
world for many years. He continues to create new and exciting images
from his studio on the Big Island of Hawaii. His attention to detail and
the quirky humor he inserts in his paintings perfectly shows off his
Paintings by Garry have been purchased by fans
from around the world, and his work is in many private
collections. Much of his time is spent working on commissions. Whether
it is his vibrant Hawaiian landscapes and florals,
beautiful Hawaiian women, or the fun and exciting vintage nostalgic
images, Garry’s work appeals to people everywhere.
Garry’s work can be found
in some of the best galleries in Hawaii, and of course on his website.
He often does live painting at his galleries, and loves to introduce his
work to new people, and meet the many fans of his work that come to
Hawaii. He and his wife Cynthia are still teaching his art as much as
possible, and he has plans for many new projects and images in the years
“I truly believe this
work was what I was meant to do. Even when I was young, maybe 5 or so, I
knew I was going to be an artist. It was just part of me, and it still
is. In some ways I still feel like that 5 year old, looking at this
beautiful world and wondering how can I capture it on paper."