Gary is a gifted motivational speaker, visual artist and entertainer impacting thousands of people across the world. As a sought after speaker and Sand Artist, Gary tells stories in a way that excites imagination, inspire others to action, and motivate people to become their own best works of art.
Gary’s audiences include corporate events, churches, conferences and retreats. He is a well-traveled visual artist having painted en plein air (in the fresh air) in Scotland, Ireland, Northern Ireland, England, France, China, and across the United States. He loves to teach art to those who “cannot draw a straight line” and participants in his classes leave uplifted with the desire and ability to see themselves and the world around them with new eyes.
Gary lives near Charlotte, NC with his wife Kim, dog Zoe, and a wonderful company of friends. He is the director of Arts on Main (where he maintains his studio) which houses dozens of resident artists and the areas largest gallery and gift shop in the old bank building on Main Street Gastonia, NC.
You may preview some of Gary’s work, including a SandArtistry promotional video at www.garyshockley.wordpress.com.