Gary D. Myers is a writer, artist, and archaeologist living in New Orleans. He currently serves as the Director of Communications at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Gary received three Baptist Communicators Association awards for writing and photography for his coverage of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath.­­­ He and his wife Kimberly have one son, Jonathan.

Originally from Calvin, Oklahoma, Gary majored in communication and minored in art at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in Durant earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. He also earned a Master of Divinity degree at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Gary completed the Master of Arts (Biblical Archaeology) at NOBTS in 2018.

Gary began drawing as a young child and never stopped. In college Gary focused on watercolor painting and continued working primarily in that medium for the next several years. Flowers, nature and buildings were common subject matter. Gary rarely painted between 2000 and 2007 while he studied theology, established his writing career and adjusted to the demands of parenting.

Inspired by the ongoing Hurricane Katrina recovery, Gary begin painting again in 2007. The first painting, called “Street Signs,” was painted on canvas paper with a limited supply of nearly dried up acrylic paint. The work captured the sense of place in New Orleans and the fundamental role art and music plays in the life of the city and set Gary’s creative mind in motion. Gary went through tons of paint, canvas and coffee creating close to 100 painting of street signs and fleurs-de-lis since 2007. And for the first time in his life, he is actually making money with his art.

Favorites Artists
Roy Lichtenstein
Robert Rauschenberg
Ed Ruscha
Vincent Van Gogh
Andrew Wyeth

Books
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
White Nights
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Weight of Glory
by C.S. Lewis
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis
One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
Night by Elie Wiesel
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Les Misérables by Victor Hugo

Music
Alexi Murdoch
Coldplay
Jars of Clay
Switchfoot
Travis
U2
Gregory Alan Isakov
Miles Davis

Films
A Hidden Life
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Tree of Life
Interstellar
Dunkirk
Journey’s End
Rear Window
Strangers on a Train
Lifeboat
12 Angry Men
The Outsiders

2001: A Space Odyssey
O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Quotes

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John, the disciple

“The Word became flesh and dwelt among us. We observed his glory, the glory as the one and only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” – John, the disciple

“Thou has formed us for Thyself, and our hearts are restless till they find rest in Thee.” – St. Augustine of Hippo

“There is in the world only one figure of absolute beauty: Christ.” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“You broke the bonds and you loosed the chains, carried the cross of my shame.” – U2

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