Born in Singapore, brought up in a remote Welsh valley and now living in Macclesfield, Gareth is an emerging mixed media artist whose work is gathering increased interest from contemporary art collectors.
Gareth utilises a range of techniques from digital photography to traditional pen and brush work. His work is influenced by childhood memory, vintage textiles and street art. Unconstrained by the need to conform to traditional codes, Gareth employs whatever skills and materials needed to achieve his desired result, all with an unwavering attention to detail.
His latest series Urban Geisha sees the artist creating a 21st century version of the traditional Geisha. Each piece in the series is hand crafted using multiple media. Layers of gold leaf, acrylics, Hanko stamps, Japanese postage stamps and 3D relief tiles have all been woven into each artwork.
To date, Gareth has exhibited extensively in the north of England and has featured at the Manchester and Edinburgh Art Fairs. In 2020 he was April’s ‘Artist in Focus’ in the lifestyle magazine Cheshire Life.