brief bio

Born in Belfast in 1968, Gary grew up in the small town of Holywood in County Down, Northern Ireland. He began studying Theoretical Physics at the University of Edinburgh and eventually graduated with a Masters degree in Architecture. He spent the next few years traveling around the world as a street-painter. A book entitled, A Carpet of Dream, documenting the street-paintings and travels was published in 1998 by RJD Enterprises. Chalk on Street, was published on Amazon in 2015.

Memories of Zanzibar, a series of paintings and writings based on a journey in East Africa from the banks of lake Malawi to Zanzibar island, recently published as a monograph by Lumen Press, and limited edition prints by Fathom Gallery.

Gary’s recent work explores the nature of nature. Distillations, are experimental interpretations of the natural landscape in Japanese sumi ink, somewhere between a pictorial representation of nature and a diagram of the way nature behaves. The works were installed as a continuous horizon line circumnavigating the gallery space. Particulate Fields are abstract paintings as a form of meditation or contemplation on the way nature behaves.

On the Nature of Nature is book of diagrams and brief texts exploring the territory where art and physics intersect.