Introducing the Artist

Gary Armer is a Lancashire based artist recognised for his accurate representational painting style and ability to capture intricate fine detail.

Specialising in portraiture, the majority of Gary’s works are realist fine art oil paintings on canvas created entirely from life or from a combination of studies and photographs taken during live sittings.

The artist’s portrait “Not a Penny More” was recently selected for the 21st National Open Art Exhibition and displayed in London. The portrait also went on to be voted into the top 10 of the MS Amlin World Art Vote.


Gary is interested in collaborating on projects with businesses and brands, especially where there is an opportunity to engage people in art. If you have an idea for a project that you would like to discuss with the artist then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


As well as completing portrait commissions the artist also paints landscapes, places and still life paintings with an online shop coming soon. Please bear in mind that Gary accepts portrait commissions alongside his other art projects and sometimes there may be a waiting list. Clients are served on a first come first served basis but the artist will always strive to meet any special requirements. To find out more about the artist’s portrait commission process and to view a current price guide please see the commission page.


The artist works from his private studio in the Lancashire countryside. He is based close to the market town of Poulton, in between Blackpool and Preston.

The artist welcomes clients to his studio by prior appointment and has painted for clients locally in Lancashire, Cumbria and Cheshire to name just a few locations.

Alternatively the artist will travel to a sitter’s home or place of work in order to complete a commission and is happy to travel both across the UK and internationally. The artist can paint from photographs when a live sitting is not possible, such as posthumous portraits or paintings as a surprise gift.


The painter names Herbert James Gunn, John Singer Sargent, George Romney and Henry Raeburn as inspirational artists. You can read more about the works that inspire him in the inspiration and news sections.

Recent Exhibitions

2018    Exhibited in the Open 2018 at Grundy Art Gallery Blackpool

2017    Ranked in the Top 10 of the MS Amlin World Art Vote

2017    Selected for the 21st National Open Art Exhibition, London

Gary Armer Realist Artist
Gary Armer Artist
Artist Mixing Paint on Palette

If you’re interested in commissioning a painting then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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“Well what can I say? It’s amazing. I haven’t been able to stop looking at it. I look back at my time in the forces with great pride and I believe the portrait captures that feeling of pride perfectly. It’s a work of art which will be treasured by my family and I hope will be around long after I’m not.”

Major Philip. E. Bradshaw T.D.

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