brief bio

Gary Palmer is a Street Artist and Painter from Northern Ireland, now based in America.

Born in Belfast in 1968, Gary 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 he spent the next few years traveling around the world as a street-painter. His 3D perspective street-paintings have been featured at international festivals and published in several books.

Notable commissions include 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.


A Carpet of Dream – published by RJD Enterprises in 1998
Chalk on Street – published on Amazon, 2016


His paintings on canvas are more abstract and diverse, each series with a distinctly different intention.

Journey to Zanzibar – a series of paintings and writings telling stories 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 exploring ‘light’ and ‘space’.

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, Jim Zoolalian, Zoe Bell