About Gordon Wheeler
Gordon Wheeler has painted for over 30 years, developing his self-taught and highly personalized style. His paintings are full of vibrant color and are realistic in detail. They include impressions gained firsthand through observation and close study of the subjects chosen. His technique has evolved through painting with oils, watercolors, and acrylics, working mainly in acrylics.
While painting a series of commissioned originals for the state of South Carolina, he was encouraged to have his paintings printed. Early success with the first prints led to a full time career as a professional artist. After establishing himself with over 40 limited edition prints, Gordon, his wife, Paula, and daughter, Marcie, decided in 1990 to take another big step and open the Gordon Wheeler Gallery in Charleston, S.C.
Inspired by personal experiences and travels, Gordon continues to expand his subject matter. He loves painting a wide variety of subjects including the breathtaking beauty of historic Charleston, the surrounding low country coastline area and golf courses. Gordon’s first golf prints were of "amen corner" and the practice range at Augusta National Golf Course. Gordon achieved wide recognition when he was commissioned to paint the famous Ocean Course for the 1991 Ryder Cup official prints and posters.
Gordon’s commissioned work for various PGA events incudes the official prints and posters for the 1991 Ryder Cup at Kiawah Island, the 1995 Ryder Cup at Oak Hill, the PGA Championships at Valhalla (1996 and 2000), Winged Foot (1997), and Sahalee (1998). He painted for the World Cup of Golf at Kiawah Island (1997) and the PGA Tour Championship at East Lake at Atlanta (1998). His successful golf art is collected worldwide.