maritime paintings
nautical artists
Canadian Society of Marine Artists Nautical Artist
Guest artist

Born in Annapolis Royal in 1957, Gary moved with his parents to Toronto at age 18 months where he did his primary schooling. It was here that he dreamed of painting like J.F. Lansdowne, famed Canadian bird painter. Gary drew and sketched every chance he had from five years of age, continuing so after returning to Nova Scotia to complete his secondary education.

Gary attended a two year program in commercial art and design at community college. This led to a year of practice working with the Provincial Museum serving the promotional and exhibition graphic needs of community museums across Nova Scotia. Gary then worked in museum and gallery management for a thirty year career. At sixty he began painting in his studio when not on location.

He is an active member of the Lunenburg Art Gallery Society and the local hospital auxiliary Shoreline Galleries program. Gary shows and sells through these two galleries and has work in private collections in Nova Scotia, Ontario and the US.

Along with his artist-friends, Gary enjoys painting en plein-air in Nova Scotia and participating in a number of annual festivals from Peggy's Cove to Annapolis Royal. Close to the sea, boats and shoreline these scenes are favourite subjects. He does portraiture, still life, wildlife and figurative-genre work. Gary paints works in both acrylic and watercolour.



Below are his paintings


Tides ebb Tide Ebbs from Parrsboro's Old Harbour
acrylic on panel, 10" x 16"
Lined Up in Digby, NS
acrylic on panel, 8" x 10"
Fogged In At Bush Road Wharf
Watercolur, 10" x 24"
Heron Waiting
watercolour, 13" x 9"
Out The Gut To Fundy Bay
acrylic on panel, 16" x 20"


artwork etching
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