This painting of the Sands of Morar was done after visiting the area over the course of a few years. I first discovered the sands while on holiday with friends and staying in Mallaig. If you've never visited it, it's well worth the jaunt up and just breathtaking if the weather is good. It seems to have a lasting effect on folks who have visited as I've had many a conversation with people who have fallen in love with the area.
The Sands of Morar are just across from the Isle of Skye, which sits on the horizon and just adds to the dramatic views. Will need to get my butt back up there for more inspiration!
Garry was born in Glasgow, Scotland 1966. He studied at Glasgow School of art from 1984 - 88. A love of the moving image led him to work as a designer for Television for some years before returning to painting, with much success.
His work is mainly figurative, using a variety of techniques and media, he tries to capture some lost moments, people caught in reflection. Seeking inspiration in people and places, past and present, he's fascinated by the mystery some images hold, making us curious as to who they were and what lives they lived.
Garry's work is shown in various galleries across Scotland and the UK. He regularly takes on commissions, please get in touch if you have something in mind.
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