“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”.