The Art Market Gallery is a cooperative of more than sixty East Tennessee artists dedicated to providing a vibrant marketplace for original art and fine crafts. We are located in the heart of downtown Knoxville with convenient parking on Gay Street, State Street Parking Garage and Market Square Parking Garage.

Gary Dagnan

Gary  has been drawing and painting since childhood. He was born and grew up in the East Tennessee area and his inspiration comes from the rural landscapes of this area. Most of his paintings are of the mountains, hills, lakes and structures of the East Tennessee area. Gary’s inspiration from the changing light and colors that comes from the distinctly different seasons of Tennessee. Many of his paintings are inspired by places and scenes where has traveled with his wife Diane.
A graduate of the University of Tennessee, he has a BFA degree in Graphic Design and an MS degree in Art Education. He has retired from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture where he was employed as a graphic designer and illustrator for 37 years. He now devotes his time to fine-art painting
Gary began painting watercolors in 1968, as an art student at the University of Tennessee. His early work was mostly in watercolors, but now his preferred media is oil paint.  
He began exhibiting his paintings in 1970 and had his first solo exhibit in 1971. He has had 17 solo exhibits, and has participated in numerous national, state and regional art shows and his work is represented in over 500 private and public collections throughout the United States.



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