Gary Beeler, Boyd Montana Member Since February 2010 Artist Statement At 67 years old and retired, I have had a lot of fun. I have a degree in business administration and a background in real estate brokerage, oil refining, and flying, with a commercial and instructor license. Flying was the most fun but oil refining paid the best. I retired from the refinery in 2001 and went full time into photography. Anytime I go for a walk in the Montana woods with my camera, I can come home and tell my wife how hard I have been working. What I don't tell her is what fun I have been having observing wildlife, and how one animal interacts with another. When wildlife makes itself scarce, I watch for scenic beauty to put my Nikon cameras to work. My work is marketed in Red Lodge and Billings Montana galleries, Montana Outdoor Magazine, Montana Magazine, Grit Magazine, text books, and tourist travel magazines. I firmly believe that no picture is worth stressing a wild animal, so I only move slow and easy around them, don't get too close, and do a lot from inside a blind.