Introducing the Artist

Gary Armer is an award-winning British contemporary artist who seeks to celebrate the beauty of organised chaos. He elevates the ordinary to the extraordinary.

His exceptionally detailed oil paintings are still life for the consumer age, inviting the viewer to get lost in the remarkable shapes, colour, light and depth that are captured in each unique work of art.

Gary has the imagination and vision to paint ordinary subject matter in a way that takes them beyond their function. The artist is fascinated by possessions and collections that tell a story and evoke memories and emotions in the viewer.

Obsessed with form and depth, the self-taught artist has already been exhibited alongside the likes of Picasso, Hockney, Banksy and Lowry. Now boasting international collectors, Gary is driven to create technically brilliant, timeless, original art, that is instantly relatable and has the power to move.

“Some artists possess the astonishing ability to transform the mundane into something truly exceptional. British artist Gary Armer is a prime example of this rare talent.”

“With an illustrious career spanning over a decade, Gary has made a significant mark in the art world by redefining still life painting and challenging our perceptions of the everyday.”

Ramsha Vistro, Artists & Illustrators Magazine

Winner of The British Art Prize 2022

In November 2022 the artist’s painting Life Finds a Way was selected by an esteemed judging panel as the First Prize winner in The British Art Prize 2022.

The prestigious British Art Prize is hosted by Artists & Illustrators magazine in partnership with edding and the oil painting was firstly shortlisted from thousands of entries from the UK and across the globe before being selected as the overall winner.

The judging panel was made up of Scottish artist Bruce McLean, professional artist, tutor and Artists & Illustrators columnist Jake Spicer, The One Show’s Artist in Residence, Adebanje Alade, the Managing Director of edding, Andy Gutteridge and Niki Browes, the editor of the magazine.

The painting was exhibited as part of The British Art Prize 2022 Exhibition at gallery@oxo, on the South Bank in London.

The British Art Prize 2022 Winner


Gary is interested in collaborating on projects with businesses and brands. If you have an idea for a project that you would like to discuss with the artist or simply want to find out more about his work then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.


Gary Armer is represented internationally by Thomas VanDyke Gallery, New York. For all sales and commission enquiries please contact the gallery team.

Thomas VanDyke Art Gallery New York

Recent Exhibitions & Residencies

2023   Exhibited in Samarivans at Arkley Fine Art, Hitchin

2022   Exhibited in The British Art Prize Exhibition at the gallery@oxo, London

2019    Exhibited in Football Is Art at the National Football Museum, Manchester

2019    Exhibited in the Open 2019 at Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool

2018    Artist in Residence at the National Football Museum, Manchester

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 Pop Realist Artist