Gary Bodner is the quintessential renaissance man. He is interested in everything from architecture to art and for the past twenty-five years, he has practiced medicine in Atlanta, specializing in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Reaching the pinnacle of achievement in all of his fields of interest is an ongoing, lifetime project. Bodner studied architecture at Miami University of Ohio before entering Chicago Medical School. He earned his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine. After 37 years of private practice, Bodner just recently retired to devote himself to painting full time. Due to his enormous energy and passion for his art, Bodner finds time to paint throughout the week and weekend. He describes his work as strong and colorful with an expressionistic style. "The power of juxtaposing or placing one color on top of another to create an image is what drives my paintings," he says. Primarily Bodner considers himself a colorist and is constantly looking for the interplay of colors on his canvases. He says he has been inspired by works of Cezanne, Van Gogh and Philip Johnson, architect.