Garé once made a lengthy draft for a resume of her life with some emphasis on her professional career. Here is a small selection of, for this multi-pager, relevant titbits in condensed form.
... During these years from 1952 to 1966 (the
period in which Garé helped Carl with his comic book
work - Editor's remark) I painted on the side and
gradually found the things I loved painting ... the
landscapes and animals of the western states thru which
we traveled for a month or six weeks every year.
... Regarding my attitude toward art: For me,
it has always been a way of making a living that I
enjoyed enormously. I have never had any patience or
sympathy with the 'arty' set that surrounds most major
exhibitions and found very early that to enter such
affairs was to ask for a 'put down' of my work by some so
called 'modern' artist judge.
... I never found time to enter any large,
prestigious art competitions. The demands of my
occupation and the location of my studio made entering
such shows very inconvenient...
... After 1966 when my husband retired from comic book work I started painting full time and have exhibited in numerous west coast galleries - but have now boiled it down to Chriswood Gallery at Rancho California Plaza (in Temecula, California - Editor's remark), with whom I have been associated for 10 years, and Jensen Galleries in Jackson, Wyoming. These two sell all the work and more than I want to produce ...
... I took the name Garé as a painting name
because I had had it as a nickname from very early in
life and it was a name which did not denote the feminine
gender particularly. In the late 30's and early forties
being a woman did not make it any easier to get where you
wanted to go career wise.
Garé (and Carl) exhibiting in Palm Springs, California, 1968
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