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Biography

Artists Biography. Gerard's work is influenced by his experiences of travel so the imagery focuses on seascapes, hotel facades, restaurants, yachts, marinas, cars(including classic cars/racing cars). Gerard is particularly interested in reflections in windows and this is a pictorial device that underpins and unites all of his work. Gerard has painted a wide range of subject matter from the seascape, landscape, portrait, cinema, Shakespeare, ballet etc and in a variety of styles from abstract to photo real Gerard studied for his Master's degree at the University of Northumbria but lived in Cambridgeshire for a number of years and frequently travelled to London and Europe and this has been central to the development of his work. Most paintings are acrylic on canvas which combines the spontaneity of watercolour with the sturdiness of oil paint. Acrylic dries fairly quickly so that Gerard can generate an immediacy within the work as it progresses. So the paintings retain the element of freshness that Gerard is always trying to capture. These technical experiences have enabled Gerard to participate in demonstration classes for magazines, books, workshops etc. Gerard has also shown widely across the U.K. but mostly across the South and London galleries. STUDIED 1975 B.A.(HONS)FINE ART. SUNDERLAND UNIVERSITY. 1986 M.A. FINE ART.UNIVERSITY OF NORTHUMBRIA, NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE. EXHIBITIONS. 2019 LUXURY BROADWAY, WORCESTERSHIRE 2018 LUMINAIRE ARTS, LONDON 2017 NORTHEAST ART COLLECTIVE, NEWCASTLE. 2016 PRIOR GALLERY, TYNEMOUTH. 2015 HASLAMS GALLERY, HEXHAM 2014 The LOOK GALLERY, HELMSLEY. 2013 NUMBER 9 THE GALLERY, BIRMINGHAM. 2012 STORE STREET GALLERY 2011 VILAS ART GALLERY, LETCHWORTH. 2010/11 BANKSIDE GALLERY, LONDON. 2010 LA GALLERIA, LONDON. 2010 OBSIDIAN GALLERY, STOKE MANDEVILLE 2008 ARTISTIC GALLERIES, LONDON. 2007 THE RUSSELL GALLERY, LONDON. 2007 NUMASTERS & ART MOVEMENT, LONDON. 2007 RUIZ GALLERY, ELY. 2002/6 THE BISCUIT FACTORY, NEWCASTLE 2004 THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MARINE ARTISTS, THE MALL GALLERIES, LONDON. 2002 THE CHELSEA ART FAIR. LONDON. 2001 THE ART BOOK LONDON. 2000 THE TRADING COMPANY. LONDON. 1997 THE LOGOS GALLERY, LONDON. 1996 COOMBS CONTEMPORARY ART , LONDON. 1996 THE ROWLEY GALLERY LONDON. 1995 NEW ACADEMY GALLERY, LONDON. 1995 NORTHERN CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, SUNDERLAND. 1994 NEW YORK GALLERY, YORK. 1993 ZELLA BELL GALLERY, THIRSK. 1992 ROY MILES GALLERY, LONDON. 1992/7 THE HATTON GALLERY, NEWCASTLE. 1990 SAYAT NOVA GALLERY, LONDON. 1990 SELLCOURT GALLERY, LONDON. 1989 ALBA FINE ART, LONDON. 1989 THE CENTAUR GALLERY, LONDON. 1989 CHALK FARM GALLERY, LONDON. 1988 MERZCONTEMPORARY ART, LONDON. 1988 RIVERSIDE GALLERY, LONDON. 1988 ST. NAZAIRE GALLERY, FRANCE 1987 THE SOLOMON GALLERY, LONDON. LUS VARIOUS MIXED EXHIBITIONS ACROSS THE U.K. RESIDENCIES AND ASSOCIATED STUDIO WORK. 1997 BIRMINGHAM ROYAL BALLET RESIDENCY. I998 AN EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS BASED ON MOZART’S “THE MAGIC FLUTE” ,( TO COINCIDE WITH OPERA NORTH TOUR PROGRAMME) 1998 OPERA NORTH RESIDENCY (IN COLLABORATION WITH PRICE, WATERHOUSE & COOPER). 1999 NORTHERN SINFONIA RESIDENCY( ALSO AN EXHIBITION TO COINCIDE WITH PROMS WEEK). WORK INCLUDED IN SEVERAL PUBLICATIONS BY ROTORVISION PRESS. WORK INCLUDED IN SEVERAL DEAGOSTINIPUBLICATIONS LINKED WITH LONDON BASED STUDIO DEMONSTRATIONS.

Skills

Picture/Painting
  • Acrylic
  • Oil
  • Building & Architecture
  • Still Life
  • Vehicles & Transport
  • Human & Animal Portrait
  • Landscape
  • Abstract
  • Seascape & Skyscape
  • Not Listed
  • Cityscape
  • Multiple Portrait
  • Single Portrait
  • Any Composition
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Human Figures
  • Myth & Fantasy
  • Animals & Birds
  • Pet Portraits
  • Illustration
  • Pop Art
  • Abstract
  • Surrealism
  • Other
  • Realism
  • Expressionism
  • Impressionism
  • Semi Abstract

General

  • Will work from a photo
  • Ships Internationally
  • Ships 'Artwork for Sale' within 7 Days
  • Prices from £450 to £900