Gary started pen and wash watercolours to record travels, and this developed with retirement 10 years ago, recording heritage structures and buildings in a more loose and expressive way. He has spent a lifetime sketching, but it was his wife Rae who encouraged him to take up watercolour to embellish his drawings. A chance meeting with Australian artist John Lovett and a weeks art class gave him the confidence to try landscapes and larger formats.
A chance to capture the morning reflections and mist hanging about the hills behind Greymouth as one of Greymouth’s largest fishing boats unloads its catch and prepares for another day at sea.
Spending time near the sea during lockdown gave time to explore different challenges and develop those skills to use the medium.