About Gareth's work

My work is in the medium of oil on board, producing bold, modern, representational images.

An important and satisfying aspect of making my art is the  process of seeking and finding unexpectedly beautiful and interesting subjects.  Significant time is spent sourcing material which offers the potential for a successful composition.

My motifs, often transient in nature, are found in coastal, agricultural and other countryside environments. The subjects reflect my love of colour, texture, and sculptural form.  I seek to reveal the beauty that can be found in generally unremarked materials.

There can be an abstract quality to the final work, despite being painted in a traditional representational style.

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, I studied fine art in Exeter and lived in Devon for 20 years before moving to East Anglia in 2003, where I now live and work.

Prior to leaving full-time employment to focus on painting I worked in conservation, preserving ceramics, wall-paintings, mosaics, plaster-work and timber in ancient and historic buildings in the UK and Europe, such as the Palace of Westminster, Hampton Court, British Embassy Prague, Berkeley Castle and St. David’s and Winchester Cathedrals.

I am pleased to have been elected as a Member to the Royal Society of Marine Artists (RSMA).

As well as showing successfully in a range of galleries, my work has been regularly selected for large open art exhibitions, receiving awards and selling to buyers in the UK, Europe and Asia. Please feel welcome to get in touch with me here .


Brewhouse, TauntonSolo & 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, 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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