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.
we travel down this road almost daily. In winter the early morning sun breaks through mist casting long shadows and shafts of sunlight over the road and paddocks.
Lockdown gave us time to appreciate the moods and light of winter.
Spending time near the sea during lockdown gave time to explore different challenges and develop those skills to use the medium. Time to appreciate the wonderful place we all live in, especially in those winter months we might have been travelling elsewhere.