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
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