Gary was born in Kent in 1957. After showing early promise in a variety of artistic pursuits he was offered a place at Art College, but instead chose to follow a career as a professional musician. After several years as a successful guitarist, Gary began to paint professionally.
Gary's subject matter derives from personal memories and everyday impressions, and each element of his paintings is presented with wit and cheerful nostalgia. While he describes his earlier work as "safe", his illness encouraged him to become more expressive and channel his life experiences and emotions into his engaging images. He also creates uplifting poetry to complement each piece of artwork.
Gary is now considered one of the most popular artists in the country, with sell out exhibitions and an ever increasing fan base.