Gary’s art is immediately identifiable as Australian, with a deep connection to the outback and a passion for the history of Australia.
His style is unique, providing glimpses of larrikinism that abandon the traditional norms of landscape painting.
He has held over 30 successful solo exhibitions – the first at Brisbane’s Dunwell Gallery in 1971 and most recently at Cronulla Art Gallery in April 2013. His artworks are highly sought after throughout Australia as well as by overseas collectors. His engaging interpretation of the Australian landscape has led to overseas exhibitions in Brighton, England and in Shanghai, China. A New York exhibition and a return to China are at the planning stage.
Currently he is exhibiting on a regular basis with Kevin Hill, as one of his Top Ten Australian Artists and is an exhibitor and visiting tutor at the Sydney Art School.
Awards and Prizes
Gary has competed and attained awards in many art competitions spanning the last 40 years.
Most recently, Gary as been a finalist in the prestigious Hornsby Art Prize and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize.Collections, Commissioned Works and Reproductions
When not out in the field sketching or in the studio painting, Gary sustains a busy schedule either exhibiting or working for charitable organisations as a featured artist. As a well-recognised Australian artist, his work has been acquired for private, corporate and educational institution collections in Australia and overseas.
Consequently, Gary also frequently creates commissioned works on behalf of clients both private and commercial – most recently for Westfield and Lend Lease.A select number of his paintings have been chosen as limited edition prints that have been met with enthusiastic buyer response, adding further value to Gary’s originals.Personal Inspiration
Gary was born in Brisbane where he received private art tuition under the late David Fowler. After an early career as a cartographer, Gary spent time as an illustrator and other related work in the graphics industry. This training and involvement is evident in his use of colour and composition. His extensive travels have given Gary a love of the Australian landscape that has been the central theme for this artwork for over four decades.
Gary is a full time artist, residing on Queensland’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, where his family dates back four generations. It is here that he has been inspired to use a colourful and dramatic approach to his varied subjects.Author: Martin Chang, Sydney Art School