b. 1978 Belfast
BSc (Hons) Biochemistry, Queens University Belfast
MSc (Hons), Queens University Belfast
PhD researcher, Queens University Belfast
Self taught artist
prints published by: Felix
Rosenstiels, London. Phoenix Fine art, London, Taylored image, Carrickfergus.
Gavin has been painting since childhood. A passion or perhaps obsession that turned into
a career. He now regularly contributes his work with the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin and the Royal Ulster Academy. Rather than build a body of work for exhibition, the artist prefers to
paint consistently and exhibit his work in a number of Irish galleries and further afield.
The subject matter may vary but the style and application of paint remain consistent.
Bold colours and thick paint applied with palette knife and brush give each piece an energy and atmosphere.
His work can be seen in a number of collections, including, Queens
University, Castle Espie wildlife and wetland trust and The city hospital and many galleries throughout Ireland. He has clients as far a field as Canada and the U.S.
has exhibited with galleries including :
The Eakin Gallery, Belfast
Manor fine arts, Banbridge
Davison Gallery, Hollywood
The Prentice Gallery, Portadown
Tom Cromie Gallery,
Contemporary Art Effect
The Green Gallery, Bangor
The Portstewart Galleries
The Avalon Gallery,
The Waring Gallery, Moira
The Bradbury Gallery, Belfast
Gillen Gallery, Newtownards
Art Effect Galleries
The Picture Gallery, Belfast
The Courtyard Gallery, Bangor
Hylands gallery, Lisburn road Belfast.