Gary Morrow was born in Glasgow but now lives and paints in scenic County Wexford, Ireland. He has a degree in Computer Science and worked at Strathclyde University for over 10 years before pursuing a painting career. Primarily self taught and inspired by the great painters of the past, he learnt his craft studying and copying their work; from the layered approach of Italian masters such as Caravaggio and Titian to the more direct work of 19th and early 20th century artists. Visit the gallery to see some examples of Gary's classical reproductions.
The Glasgow Boys, notably George Henry and William Guthrie, are also key influences. Before moving to Ireland, Gary was an elected artist member of the historic Glasgow Art Club where the Glasgow Boys frequented.
His paintings have attracted attention from collectors across the UK and America and have been used in various advertising campaigns and exhibitions.
"I work primarily in oils, painting a variety of subjects, but particularly enjoy the still life and the subtleties of colour, tone and shape that nature presents under a neutral light. There is a beauty in that subtlety and my goal is to reflect that in as honest and direct a way as possible. I typically use a restricted palette, often only 2 or 3 colours. From this foundation, various warm and cool greys can be mixed giving the sense of harmony that I aim for in my work."
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