Artist's Message

I'm captivated by all that nature has to offer, and feel it a great privilege when nature allows me to photograph it's moments in time. You'll find a broad range of subjects in my gallery. From bears to buffalo; birds to rodeo; desert landscapes to high alpine forests; from moose to wild horses roaming wild places; to coyotes on the prowl, and much more.

My photo journeys take me from Montana to southern New Mexico. All wildlife photographed is just that... WILD. There are no staged or caged or 'paid for' photo opportunities. I also work very hard to capture beautiful and pleasing backgrounds in each image. Lighting is of the utmost importance... as is patience. I use NO artificial flash or lighting. Part of the artistic aspect of my work is to use my cameras only in 'Manual' mode. This means reading the light and manually adjusting both shutter and aperture.

Please, share in my passion. The goal of my Desert Horse website is that you will begin to see things around you in a more artistic fashion; that you might take more time in your daily lives to seek the beauty of a sunrise; that you might realize, as I do, that something as frail and small as a bird truly is a wonder of this world. That you might also realize the importance of preserving the habitats that provide protection and sustenance for all of our planets creatures.

This website is not about me, but rather about you. It's here for you to enjoy and hopefully appreciate. Begin to understand that there really is something else to life other than going to and from work each day. Seek the beauty that exists just outside the blinders we tend to wear during our hectic lives.

My name is Gary Grubb. I was born and raised in the rolling hills and farmland of eastern Pennsylvania. In 1979 I began calling the incredibly beautiful state of Utah my home. My work has been showcased by an NBC-TV affiliate station; highlighted in several art columns; and displayed in numerous solo exhibits including the prestigious Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah... home of the 2002 Winter Olympics and home of the U.S. Ski Team.

Feel free to send any comments, questions, or purchasing inquiries by copying and pasting this email address: On the subject line refer to Desert Horse Studio. I will respond as soon as possible.


Gary Grubb
Gary Grubb