Born: 1950

Resides: Ocala, FL

“I have good horses, so I am fortunate enough that I could go into areas that most people cannot reach, especially in summer when the water levels are high. Riding through creeks and swamps that four wheel ATV's cannot navigate, what I have seen is so stunning it forces you to think about Florida's past and future while you are in its midst. I have painted many styles and am influenced by many artists throughout the history of modern art as well as the ancient cultures that have come before us. I cannot think of anything more intriguing to paint than the soul of the Florida landscape, out loud.”


Gary Borse has created public art as well as participated in fund raising activities, such as painting a violin for the Florida Orchestra and Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. He has supported and works with The Conservation Trust for Florida, The Alachua Conservation Trust, and the Putnam County Environmental Council, in their efforts to save land from the developers, for the future generations in Florida. Upon the opening of his solo exhibit in 2004, the Gainesville Sun labeled Gary “a local treasure”.


  • Commercial Art and Design from Chicago
  • Academy of Fine Arts, AA


  • 2010 Solo Exhibit, Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando FL
  • 2010 “Open Air Arts”, Melrose, FL
  • 2009 Sarasota Art Center, “Seeing Florida: Florida Environmental Artists”, Sarasota, FL
  • 2009 The Armory Art Center, “Native to Florida”, West Palm Beach, FL
  • 2009 Solo Exhibit, Melrose Bay Art Gallery, Melrose, FL
  • 2009 “Open Air Arts”, Melrose, FL ; Event Guide Cover
  • 2008 “The Heart Of Florida Paintout”, Gainesville, FL
  • 2008 Boca Raton Museum of Art's, 57th Annual “All Florida Exhibits”
  • 2007 Solo Exhibit, “The Soul of the Florida Landscape” Florida Natural History Museum
  • 2007 Boca Raton Museum of Art's, 56th Annual “All Florida Exhibits”
  • 2007 Solo Exhibit, “Revealing the Soul: Painting from the Inside Out”, State Capitol Building, Tallahassee, FL


  • State of Florida Permanent Art Collection
  • The University of Florida Collection
  • Geiger-Percy Collection
  • Kwik King Corporate Collection