Gary was born in Worcester in 1962. Although he demonstrated a talent for art from an early age, he never considered pursuing a full time career as an artist, instead moving through the school system and into a conventional job. He always loved to paint however and spent much of his spare time painting landscapes – real or imagined.
After receiving continual encouragement from his wife, Gary decided to take his art more seriously and turned semi-professional while continuing to work part time as a back up. For three years he painted in his studio and sold his artwork to both private collectors and a variety of retail outlets. During this time he gradually came to realise that for him to become a full time artist would be a dream come true.
In 2004 Gary got his big break and was a finalist in the DeMontfort New Artist competition. His prize was a publishing contract with DeMontfort, the UK’s leading international art publisher. To his delight he was now able to make his dream a reality, and he now describes himself as “highly privileged”!
Gary’s latest distinctive watercolours concentrate on a mixture of buildings and coastal scenes. Although exquisitely observed they are painted in a stylised manner, giving them a slight but intriguing air of fantasy.
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