Painting from Life at Southport Flower Show

I am delighted to announce that I will be exhibiting at Southport Flower Show 2018. Not only that but I am running a competition with the Flower Show to reward one lucky winner with the chance to have their portrait painted from life at this year's show! Win a Fine Art Portrait - Painted [...]

2018-08-02T18:04:35+00:00August 2nd, 2018|News, Portraits|

“Not a Penny More” at the Grundy Art Gallery in Blackpool

Portrait Exhibited as part of the 2018 OpenThe Grundy’s 2018 Open Art Exhibition opened recently and I was delighted to see my painting “Not a Penny More” exhibited alongside so many other brilliant artworks from the creatives of the Fylde Coast. This year's exhibition is described by the gallery as follows:“Demonstrating the wealth and breadth [...]

2018-02-01T00:30:04+00:00February 1st, 2018|Art Galleries, News, Portraits|

Portrait Shortlisted for the National Open Art Competition

I am delighted to announce that my portrait "Not a Penny More" has been shortlisted for the first round of the National Open Art Competition 2017! The portrait features a football supporting friend and was painted entirely from life via the sight-size method over the course of a number of sittings in my studio. [...]

2017-08-14T20:24:47+00:00August 14th, 2017|News|

Website Refresh

In preparation for a busy year expanding my portrait portfolio I’ve recently refreshed my website. My old site was becoming a chore to update and as I aim to add news and blogs more regularly it was time for a change. New Design The new design of my site works far more seamlessly across desktop, [...]

2016-07-07T20:20:40+00:00April 30th, 2016|News|

BP Portrait Award 2014 Shortlisted Artists

Three Portrait Artists Shortlisted for 2014 Award The BP Portrait Awards have revealed the artists who have been shortlisted to win the annual portrait prize. The awards have reverted back to shortlisting three artists after only selecting two last year. Richard Twose from Bath, David Jon Kassan from New York and Thomas Ganter from Frankfurt [...]

2014-06-05T22:38:04+00:00May 31st, 2014|News|

Inside the Artist’s Studio

At long last I have finally got around to uploading a few photos of my place of work. The following shots provide an insight into my art studio where I lock myself away and happily paint for hours on end. The building is North facing meaning I benefit from a consistent cool light throughout the [...]

2017-05-29T14:56:10+00:00January 29th, 2014|In the Studio, News|

Military Portrait Painting Featured in Volunteer Magazine

Painting of British Army Major in Print The military portrait painting which I completed earlier this year has been featured in the latest edition of the Volunteer Magazine. Portrait by Gary Armer featured in The Volunteer Magazine The quarterly magazine is published by the North West Reserve Forces & Cadets Association and distributed [...]

2013-09-05T14:01:38+00:00September 5th, 2013|News|

BP Portrait Award 2013 Shortlisted Artists Announced

Family Portraits Theme for 2013 The judges of the BP Portrait Award have revealed the two artists who have been shortlisted to win the annual portrait prize. John Devane and Susanne du Toit are up for the award which includes £30,000 prize money and a commission worth £5,000. Both paintings, which can be seen on [...]

2013-04-29T20:56:33+00:00April 29th, 2013|News|

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