NEWSLETTER"When I go to an art gallery and stand in front of a painting, I don't want someone telling me what I should be seeing or thinking; I want to feel whatever I feel, see whatever I see, and figure out what I figure out."- James Frey
I started painting in my twenties in Romania and during visits to Hungary.
My wife and I and 2 daughters immigrated to the United States in 1980 to reunite with my Mother. For family obligations I had to work instead of pursuing art. My career was at Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California, as a machinist then later a programmer.
After I retired in 2004, I took up painting again. I traveled back to Hungary and studied at art camps, which resulted in having my paintings in several exhibitions there. Since I moved to Colorado in 2018, I had participated in art shows and had my paintings exhibited at several locations. I work with acrylic, pastels, oil, and watercolor. My absolute favorite topic to paint is people. I love to catch their expressions and emotions.
Since our Hungarian tradition is last name, first name and then middle name, I sign my paintings as GIF , Gall Ivan Frank. Feel free to call me Ivan.