Born in 1961, Gary immigrated to Australia from England in 1982. Gary was initially trained to paint by Western Australian artist Larry Mitchell, but is largely self-taught. He has been painting professionally for many years. His working mediums include pastels, charcoals and a variety of mixed mediums. Inspired by the beautiful Western Australian landscape Gary explores different approaches to painting. He is also a master in painting subtle and elegant nudes in charcoal.

As a staunch believer in plein-air painting he can often be seen painting serene coastal, river and wetland scenes with a strapped down easel, believing in the empirical nature of art. He is a natural eclectic at heart, which allows him to be unconstrained by style and to draw from an infinite array of ideas.