Gary Adams was born in Owensboro, Kentucky. It was apparent at a young age, that he possessed artistic abilities. As a child, he would spend hours drawing cartoons from the local newspaper. Over the years, his drawings took on a more realistic quality. All throughout his school years, he excelled in art. At age 17 Gary was employed by the late C. G. Morehead. Mr. Morehead was a professional artist that painted famous buildings. He marketed prints of his paintings through a network of art galleries and picture frame shops. Gary was in charge of packaging and shipping. Gary showed some of his drawings to Mr. Morehead and he was impressed. He encouraged Gary to try his hand at painting, and that started a life long desire of putting paint to canvas. In 1975 while a senior at Daviess County High School, he was awarded the “Outstanding Senior Award”. He appeared on local TV and was also given a key to the city by the mayor. Gary released his first limited edition art print in 1976. The subject was an old mill located at Falls of Rough, Kentucky. A total of 1,500 art prints were sold.
Since that first release, Gary has painted and issued many other works of art. He has sold thousands of paintings and reproductions of his work.