Wayne Geary

About Me



     I was born in Ogden, Utah.  My father was an officer in the US Air Force, so my family was on the move constantly: New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania….when I was in the third grade, I attended three schools in three different states in one year!  Then, later, there were four years in Germany, during which time I explored quite a bit of Europe, and definitely expanded my cultural horizons.

     These early experiences far from home contributed, I’m sure, to my great love of travel. Favorite places include Southern Utah, New Mexico, New York, the Bay area, the greater Yellowstone area, Europe, Hawaii, and Mexico and Central America. Currently on my wishlist are Alaska and Iceland.

     I attended the University of Washington, in Seattle, where I received a Bachelor’s  degree  in art history; later I earned an MFA in painting and drawing from the University of Utah. Since then, I have earned a teaching certification from the State of Utah.

     In addition to my art career, I have taught art to students ranging from college, to high school, middle school, and elementary school (my favorites, I think.) I am particularly excited to be at Rose Park Elementary School. I enjoy the diversity of the students, admire the teachers and staff at the school, and I am looking forward to the year, particularly to some of the plans for special projects, such as mural painting.

     Besides art, teaching, and travel, some of my favorite activities include hiking and camping, reading, movies, listening to music, playing chess, and spending time with my family.  My wife is Louise Fischman, who is also an artist and teacher.  I have two daughters, Maya and Greta, who are both currently attending college. And, there are two cats, Fritz and Marla, and our dog, Gunnar, a blue healer/rat terrier mix.

     If you would like to learn more about me and my artwork, please see my website:

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Mr. Geary's art class English

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