brief bio

Gary Palmer : Street Artist and Painter from Northern Ireland, now based in Venice, California.

Born in Belfast in 1968, I grew up in the small town of Holywood in County Down, Northern Ireland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh with a Masters degree in Architecture I spent the next few years traveling around the world as a street-painter. The 3D perspective street-paintings have been featured at international festivals and published in A Carpet of Dream – published by RJD Enterprises in 1998, and Chalk on Street – published on Amazon, 2016


Public Art in London .- 1994, Ulster Museum, Belfast – 1995, Bienal Del Sur in Panama – 2013, World Street-painting Festival, Arnhem, Holland – 2015, Collioure, France – 2017, Picasso Museum, Barcelona – 2018, Barcelona.

Gary now works from his studio in Venice, California, and part-time at an Artist retreat in the South of France.


Journey to Zanzibar – a series of paintings and writings based on travels in East Africa from the banks of lake Malawi to Zanzibar island – recently published as a book and print collection by Fathom Gallery.

Distillations : contemporary interpretations of traditional modes of painting – ‘Portrait’,'Figure’,'landscape’.

Field Series : meditative paintings relating to the inner workings of nature.

Dancer Series : paintings exploring ‘form’ and ‘motion’.

On the Nature Of Nature : Diagrams and text exploring the territory where Art and Physics intersect.


Ulster Museum, Belfast.
Catherine Zeta Jones, Michael Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Michael Rapaport, Jamie Harris