Gary Niblett was born in
Carlsbad, New Mexico and developed a love of the West from an early
age, visiting his relatives in West Texas. At age five he
could draw with correct perspective with no training! By the
eighth grade he was doing all of the artwork for his school's
publications and sold his first painting for $25.
Niblett went on to Eastern New Mexico State University and the
Art Center School of California. After a few hard years of
eking out a living, he was discovered by the head of the animation
department for Hannah-Barberra Studios and worked as an illustrator
doing background scenes for such popular series as The Flintstones,
The Jetsons, and Scooby-Doo.
By the early seventies, Niblett transitioned to fine art on a
full time basis and became a member of the Cowboy
Artists of America.
Niblett prefers to do his work on location instead of the
antiseptic confines of the studio. This focus gives his work an
authentic flair. Most of his scenes depict the quieter more
subtle side of the western lifestyle and he strives to capture the
character of his subjects.