brief bio

Born in Belfast in 1968, Gary grew up in the small town of Holywood in County Down, Northern Ireland. Initially studying Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh, he graduated with a Masters degree in Architecture, and spent the next few years traveling around the world as a street-painter. This work has more recently morphed into site-specific drawing installations in Gallery spaces. He now lives and works from his studio in Venice, California, and in summertime, the south of France.

A Carpet of Dream published by RJD Enterprises in 1998, and Chalk on Street 2016, record the street-paintings and travels. The current book, On the Nature of Nature, is a work in progress.

Memories of Zanzibar, a series of paintings and writings telling stories about a journey in East Africa from the banks of lake Malawi to Zanzibar island. The works were recently published as a monograph by Lumen Press and print collection by Fathom Gallery.

The current work is a project in three parts, exploring an interest in the nature of nature.

Distillations : are interpretations of the natural landscape in Japanese sumi ink, on the cusp between a pictorial representation and a diagram of the way nature behaves.

Particulate Fields : the traditional process of painting is deconstructed and reassembled as a meditation on the inner workings of nature.

On the Nature of Nature : a codex of diagrams relating to a book exploring the territory where physics and the architecture of nature intersect.