Garry 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.
“People and their lives fascinate me” Garry says “especially lives that were lived years ago. The figures are inspired from various sources – I love memories, glimpses of the past. Images that capture imagination and make you wonder as to who or where… The spark could come from a sitter modelling for me or drawings from sketchbooks or found photographs. I try to instil in my work more than just an image – an attempt to play on the viewer’s imagination and give them the first steps of a story.”

Current works for sale

  • Garry Harper
    'Study of a Woman'
    16.5 x 17 in
    £950.00 View

  • Garry Harper
    'The Lookouts'
    14 x 18 in
    £950.00 View