“Gary likes to build a picture purely from colour — which is kind of magical really…”

 


Image courtesy of StoryVault/Sky Arts

That quote from Tai Shan Schierenberg on Landscape Artist of the Year 2019 aptly sums up my current approach to painting. My experience encompasses about 16 years in total — 10 years as a full time artist after college in the 80s-90s, and then a break of 16 years doing regular work, and back to painting since 2015.

I got the bug for location painting during my illustration degree, and the cornerstone of my practice is still to go outside and work from life — whether drawing, making colour sketches, or indeed beginning the actual piece.

I began using oils about two years ago and I am starting to become very excited about the studio work I am producing, and my future direction and prospects. So if my work speaks to you why not buy early while my prices are low and before I become affiliated with an established gallery.

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PAST TIMES

1987 Kingston Heritage Museum — Solo show
1988 Southwell Brown Gallery, Richmond with Terry Jeffrey
1989 Southwell Brown Gallery, Richmond with Geoffrey Chatten
1989 Royal Watercolour Society Open, Bankside Gallery
1989-1998 Llewellyn Alexander Fine Paintings Ltd, Waterloo
(two or four-person shows plus Feast of Food every Christmas)
1997 Royal Society of British Artists, Mall Galleries

AWARDS

Munnings Prize (joint winner) 1982, North East Essex School of Art
Jerram Award RBA 1997

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PRESENT DAY

2016 contestant, Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, Heat 3 Stowe*
2019 Kingston Artists Open Studios (KAOS) trail
2019 semi finalist, Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year, Cromarty*

Member of Kingston Artists Open Studios


*AN INSIGHT ON WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO TAKE PART IN LANDSCAPE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2016 & 2019 CAN BE VIEWED HERE


Drawing of Kingston Riverside 2019, pencil and pen