It was clear that Gary’s art stood out even as far back as school days. He won the art award in 1967 out of 85 pupils in his year. In 1983 he was highly commended in Wildlife Magazine’s Illustrator of the Year Award. This was well before his first print was published by Greenpeace. His popularity has remained, as is shown by winning the “Visitors’ Choice Award” for Soulmates at the prestigious Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition in 2007 at the Mall Galleries, London, UK. Gary’s drawing was one of over 400 exhibits.

Some of Gary’s many awards:

  • Highly commended Wildlife Magazine Illustrator of the Year, Natural History Museum, London, 1983.
  • Best Foreign Exhibit at the second International Festival of Animal Art, France 1993.
  • Highly commended BBC World Magazine Wildlife Artist of the Year, 1991.
  • Fine Art Trade Guild’s Best Selling Published Artist Award, 1997, only awarded to an artist once in their lifetime. Other awardees include Beryl Cook, David Shepherd, Mackenzie Thorpe and Jack Vettriano.
  • John Solomon Trophy (twice) - "Best Selling Images by a Living Artist." Only other artists awarded twice are Jack Vettriano and David Shepherd.
  • WWF Artist of the Year (twice).
  • Visitors Choice Award 2007, Society of Wildlife Artists.



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