About Gareth's work


Gareth works in the medium of oil paint on board, producing bold, contemporary representational images.

For him an important and satisfying aspect of producing his art work is the joy of seeking out beautiful and interesting subjects, finding beauty in an unexpected context. His subject matter, often transient in its nature, reflects his love of colour, texture, shape and form. It is his intention to show the beauty that can be found in materials, often perceived as unremarkable. Subjects develop a presence of their own, having existed previously as an unnoticed part of the environment.

“a common man marvels at uncommon things, a wise man marvels at the common-place” (Confucious).

Please take a look through the galleries of work and feel welcome to contact me if you wish to discuss the work further.


All images on this site are the copyright of the artist and should not be copied or used without the artist's agreement.

Sea Flora








Grass & Leaves



About Gareth

Born in Pontypool, south Wales and having drawn and painted since childhood, Gareth studied fine art in Exeter in Devon, living in North Devon for 20 years before moving to East Anglia in 2003, where he now lives and works. Prior to leaving full-time employment to focus on painting he trained and worked in conservation, preserving ceramics, wall-paintings, mosaics, plaster-work and timber in ancient and historic buildings across the UK and Europe.

Gareth’s work has been shown in numerous regional and national open exhibitions, including The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition, Royal West of England Academy, South West Academy, Eastern Open and he is a frequent exhibitor in the Mall Galleries.  He has received several awards from selectors and public votes and has sold works to private and corporate buyers in the UK, Europe and Asia. He is a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists.

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Solo & Mixed Exhibitions

Brewhouse, Taunton
Burton Art Gallery & Museum, Bideford
Byard Art, Cambridge
Chalk Farm Gallery London
Eastern Open Exhibition
Fyne Court Somerset
Gloucester Chapter House Exhibition

Greyfriars Art Space, Kings Lynn
Newcastle Gateshead Art Fair
New York Affordable Art Fair
Patchings Art Centre, Nottingham
Queens Arts Centre Aylesbury
Royal Academy Summer Exhibition
Royal Institute of Oil Painters

Royal Society of Marine Artists
Royal West of England Academy Open
South West Academy Summer Show
St. Barbe Gallery, Lymington
Tenby Museum & Art Gallery
US Embassy, Grosvenor Square
Vivacity Exhibition, CIty Gallery, Peterborough
10 Gresham Street, City of London


Eastern Open:
Public Choice, 2005
Public Choice, 2006
Selector’s Choice Best in Show, 2006
Wyss Foundation Award, 2009

Vivacity Open Exhibition:
People’s Choice, 2014
People's Choice, 2016

Connection Open:
People's Choice  2018

Art in Nature, Search Press/Artist Magazine, 1996
How to paint autumn colours, Artists and Illustrators Magazine, October 2015

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