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Inspired from an early age by the Artist/Explorer Thomas Baines (who amongst many expeditions, accompanied David Livingstone’s exploration of the Zambezi), Gary pursued his own natural talent as a painter. His paintings have been exhibited in London, Washington, Paris, Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg and have been acquired by prominent private collectors. Proceeds from a number of his exhibitions have been used to help support Women and Water, Artists with AIDS and a number of arts and crafts projects in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe, as well as conservation and protection of wildlife in KwaZulu-Natal.
Exhibition at the Royal Commonwealth Gallery - London and featured in Africa Today Magazine and The ART Paper by Daler Rowney.
Three of 21 paintings exhibited at Musee des Arts Derniers - Paris -‘Stewards of Sacred Soil’ one man show.
Gary was born and raised in Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). His home town of Bulawayo, abuts the outstanding Matopos National Park at the edge of the Kalahari Desert. This landscape along with the Victoria Falls and Hwange National Park to the North, and the mountains of the Vumba, Chimanimani, and Inyanga to the East, not only inspired him as an artist but helped him draw on the richness and cultural diversity of southern Africa. It seduced him into a world of exploration, creativity, and an unrelenting passion for adventure. His time as a soldier in the early seventies equipped him well for the numerous expeditions he has undertaken since in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Mauritius, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Egypt
At work in the studio and in the field.
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