Gary’s art is immediately identifiable, with a deep connection to the outback landscape and a passion for the history of Australia.
His style is unique, abandoning the traditional norms of landscape painting.
Having held over 45 solo exhibitions - the first at Brisbane's Dunwell Gallery, Rowe’s Arcade Brisbane in 1971, 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.
Currently he is represented in 6 galleries across the eastern States including Tasmania, and exhibits on a regular basis with Kevin Hill, as a Top Ten Australian Artist. He is an exhibitor and visiting tutor at the Sydney Art School and tutors for the Combined Art Societies of Sydney as well as from his own Studio.
Collections, Commissioned Works and Awards
When Gary is not in the field or in the studio painting, he sustains a busy schedule travelling for inspirational subjects and exhibiting his works. As a well-recognised and professional Australian artist, his work has been acquired for private, corporate and educational institution collections in Australia and overseas. Most recently for Westfield and Lend Lease.
Gary has competed and attained awards in many art competitions spanning the last 50 years. Most recently, Gary as been a finalist in the prestigious Hornsby Art Prize and the Sunshine Coast Art Prize. He is highly sort after to judge art competitions.
Gary was born in Brisbane where, in his teens, he received private art tuition from the late David Fowler. An early career as a cartographer, then as an illustrator and working in the graphics industry 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 five decades.
Gary is a full-time artist, residing in Maleny in Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast hinterland, 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.