Growing up in the urban fabric of Richmond, Virginia, Gardner was fascinated by the city around him. He has always had a special love for art and creative outlets that allow him to express himself. In fact, one of his hidden talents is “collage-based, mixed media art.”
Keenly perceptive of his surroundings, Gardner takes particular note of what he calls “visual clues” that might help with a project. Whether it’s his son drawing and playing, traveling with family, or visiting museums, Gardner pulls his life experiences into his work. His greatest advice to his colleagues is to check everything twice (if not three times) and to be sure to balance confidence with humility.
Befitting his name, Gardner Vass is a big fan of gardening. He lives with his wife and son in North Dallas, where they volunteer for their local church and community.