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email: – web:www.garyrayner.com
Gary is a self taught artist who first discovered painting while recovering from a serious road accident in 1969. In the 1980’s he began to exhibit in local galleries, he also staged some ‘One Man’ shows which were quite successful.
Even though Gary would have preferred to concentrate more on his painting the pressures of running a very busy building company meant that his painting often took a back seat. Towards the end of the 90’s Gary decided that he should begin to pursue his painting more seriously and began to exhibit at National Shows gaining several awards. In spring 1997 at his first showing at the British Society of Painters Exhibition he was elected a Companion of the International Guild of Artists. By spring 1998 he had been selected to become an Associate of the British Society of Painters and also been awarded membership of the British Society of Miniaturists. In June 1998 and 1999 he was successful in being selected to exhibit at the Hilliard Society annual exhibition thereby gaining the prestigious H.S. status.
Gary’s paintings cover a wide range of subjects including landscapes, seascapes, animals, buildings and of course horses. He works mainly in oils and acrylics and also enjoys working with pastels
Being born and bred in Norfolk Gary had always been close to and involved in the country way of life. His interest in painting horses was further advanced when after attending a Heavy Horse ploughing event, he contacted the owner and was lucky enough to spend the whole day with a working team of horses.
Recently he has been further aided by friends at the Devon Horse and Pony Sanctuary whose many well loved ‘inmates’ and helpers have proved to be excellent subjects.
Gary enjoys undertaking commissions and finds much satisfaction in being able to provide his clients with his personal interpretation of their choice of subject, whether it be an animal or a house!
Other examples of Gary’s work can be viewed and purchased direct from his website (above)