Bachelor of Fine Arts

Washington University, St. Louis

School of Fine Arts, 1986

Studies in Drawing and Printmaking

Arkansas Arts Center Museum School, 1980


Instructor in Beginning Drawing

Napa Valley College, Napa, CA, 1987


ArtWorks XVIII 

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock, AR, April 2005

Arkansas Blues Exhibit

celebrating Martin Scorsese presents "The Blues"

Arkansas Educational Television Network

Conway, AR - Sept. 27 - Nov. 30, 2003

"Worth a Thousand Words"

International Theatre Poster Exhibition

Gallery Stratford

Stratford, Ontario, Canada, Summer 2002

ArtWorks XV

Staff's Choice Award

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock, AR, May 2002 

First Digital Art Competition

Beecher Center for Technology in the Arts at

The Butler Institute of American Art

Youngstown, Ohio, April - October, 2001

Macworld Expo 2000 Digital Art Gallery

Second Place - Professional Category

Traveling exhibition began New York, NY, in September, 2000, visited numerous cities across US, ended San Francisco, CA, in January, 2001

Gary Wayne Golden and Thom Hall


Hot Springs, AR, October - December, 1999

Homage to Salvador Dali

Fraser Gallery

Washington, D.C., August, 1999

Digital Art 1999

Best of Show

Nexus Gallery

New York, NY, August, 1999

Gary Wayne Golden: Prints

Gallery 26

Little Rock, AR, June 5 - July 16, 1999

ArtWorks XI

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock, AR, April 1998

Society of Illustrators 40th Annual Exhibition

Museum of American Illustration

New York, NY, March 1998

ArtWorks X

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock, AR, April 1997

The Past, Present & Future of Illustration

Art Institute of Phoenix

Phoenix, AZ, March 1997

Society of Illustrators Digital Salon

New York, NY, December 1996

ArtWorks IX

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock, AR, March 1996

Macxibition '96


New York, NY, March 1996


Staff's Choice Award, Artworks XV

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Little Rock, AR, May 2002

Second Place - Professional Category

Macworld Expo 2000 Digital Art Competition

New York/San Francisco, 2000-2001

Best of Show, Digital Art 1999

Nexus Gallery

New York, NY, August, 1999

Best Still Image, Macxibition '96


New York, NY, 1996

Caroline Risque-Janis Sculpture Prize

Washington University, St. Louis, 1983


Soiree magazine

Little Rock, Arkansas

April 2005, (p. 82-85) 

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

March 4, 2005 (p. 4W)

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

October 20, 2002 (p. 4E)

Digital Fine Art Magazine

Summer 2000 (p.40)

Little Rock Free Press

August 18, 1999 (p. 27)

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

August 15, 1999 (p. 6E)

Communication Arts Illustration Annual 39

July, 1998

Illustrators 40

catalogue of the Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition


Step by Step Electronic Design

February, 1998

Step by Step Electronic Design

January, 1998 (Cover, p. 2-3, 16)

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

December 14, 1997 (p. 5E)

Society of Illustrators Digital Salon catalogue

January, 1997, (p. 18)

Computer Artist Magazine

April/May, 1996 (p. 40)

Mac Street Journal

May, 1996 (Cover, p. 35)


Mr. & Mrs. Barry Burks, Little Rock, AR

Mr. Charles Burks, Los Angeles, CA

Ms. Mary Cockrill, Little Rock, AR

Ms. Cici Davidson, Little Rock, AR

Mr. Don Edwards, Little Rock, AR

Mr. & Mrs. Gary Feist, Austin, TX

Mr. Patrick Flanigan, Dallas, TX

Mr. & Mrs. Richard Freeland, N. Little Rock, AR

Mr. & Mrs. Robert Ginnaven, Little Rock, AR

Mr. Michael Goshen, N. Little Rock, AR

Mr. Hunter Gray, Little Rock, AR

Dr. & Mrs. Benjamin Guise, Little Rock, AR

Mr. & Mrs. Odon Hidalgo, Little Rock, AR

Mr. D. Michael Huckabay, Jr., Little Rock, AR

Mr. Joseph Kolb, Little Rock, AR

Ms. Gloria Lawson, Little Rock, AR

Mr. David Massey, Eureka Springs, AR

Mr. Andrew J. McClurg, Memphis, TN

Mr. & Mrs. Roger Mears, Little Rock, AR

Mr. & Mrs. Gregg Petersen, Little Rock, AR

Mr. & Mrs. Bruce Stark, New York, NY

Mr. Grif Stockley, Little Rock, AR

Mr. Paul Remmel, III, Austin, TX

Mr. & Mrs. Randall Sumbles, Little Rock, AR

Ms. Jessica Svoboda, Little Rock, AR

Mr. Jimmy Weisman, Little Rock, AR


Advanced Tissue


Argenta Community Development Corp.

Arkansas Arts Center

Arkansas Attorney General Consumer Protection

Arkansas Children's Hospital

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Arkansas Industrial Development Corp.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre

Arkansas River Blues Festival

Citadel Communications

The Communications Group

DAVCO Graphics

Dave & Buster's

Department of Arkansas Heritage

Family Service Agency

Footnote Press

Foundation for the Mid South

Greenland Creative, Inc.

Heifer Project International

Hot Springs Convention and Tourism

Hunter Gray Associates

KARN News Radio AM 920 FM 102.9

KURB FM 98.5

The Little Rock Free Press

Little Rock Museum Consortium

Lunatic Fringe

Main Street Argenta

Main Street Osceola/Osceola Heritage Musicfest

National Medical Systems 

Potluck, Inc.

Rose Publishing

Stone & Ward


 Photo: Kendy Schimmel / Nancy Nolan Photography



"Be a child of your era.

Be naturalistic against your own ego.

Be matter-of-fact toward your inner visions."

-- Max Beckmann

IN the spirit of this admonition from the great German painter, I began experimenting with a Macintosh computer in 1991. After years of drawing and painting in so-called 'traditional media,' I was lost at first. Now I regard digital tools as the perfect medium, practically and symbolically, for executing the balance between the abstract and the representational in my imagery. 

Especially in the fine art prints, each element -- the arc of a tree branch, the contour of a shoulder -- must conform to the underlying structure of the image, while simultaneously asserting a naturalistic volume and texture. This approach gives each image a symmetry which alternately complements and belies the emotional contents of warmth, despair, serenity, mystery and the veiled threat of violence or confusion.

Ultimately, how the image was created should be transparent. The aim is to fashion a place and moment in time which seems familiar, yet leaves us feeling as though we are trespassers in a private world.

-- GWG




These thumbnails demonstrate the evolution of Angels in America from sketch to final art.

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