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. [...]

August 14th, 2017|News|

Experimenting with Flesh Tones

I have been experimenting with some colour mixing exercises in the studio recently and painted a particularly useful flesh tones chart. The purpose of this particular exercise is to try and mix as many different flesh tone hues from limited colour palettes. I created a grid made up of 7 rows of 10 rectangles on [...]

June 14th, 2016|In the Studio|

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 [...]

September 5th, 2013|News|

The Person in the Portrait

I thought it might be quite interesting, where possible, to provide a brief description of who features in my portraits along with some detail on the painting process involved. First up, a military portrait of a British Army Major… Military Portrait - Major Philip. E. Bradshaw T.D. Major Philip. E. Bradshaw T.D. served as a [...]

April 22nd, 2013|Portraits|