Gareth was born and raised in North Wales and has emerged as an internationally acclaimed pastel artist in recent years.
Art school trained and formerly a graphic designer, he switched to the world of fine art in 2010. His early works were painted in acrylics, but six years ago Gareth discovered the medium of soft pastels and in 2021 became an Associate Artist of Unison Colour, the world-renowned manufacturer of soft pastels.
Later the same year, he was elected as a Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America.
Winner of several international awards, he has exhibited at the Mall Galleries, London with both the Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Pastel Society.
Working now exclusively in soft pastel, he has become a passionate advocate of his chosen medium, demonstrating and teaching workshops across the UK and now Europe.
His main inspirations are the sea and coastal environs, but he is increasingly drawn to landscapes. Gareth has a great understanding of colour and composition, his works radiate energy and passion.
Above all, he appreciates the beauty of nature and the importance of light.
Gareth will share his techniques and knowledge in his own relaxed, yet inspiring style, in a collective learning experience.