November 13, 2023



GARY BALLARD- ‘Summer Daze’


Gary is a self taught artist who has been quietly developing his skills for most of his life.
He started selling his artwork in Manly in the 70’s
After working in watercolour for many years he has adapted the techniques he developed to now paint using acrylic paint. Covid lockdown provided the impetus to increase his body of work.
“I have always found inspiration in the ever changing beauty of my surroundings. Vibrant summer beach days are a great part of Aussie culture.”
The painting subject detail has been distilled down to represent the essence of what is depicted.
Expect bold colours, defining lines and characteristic stylisation. I use the power of outline to enhance each element in my work.
All works  are signed on artist quality canvas with timber frame. Finished with a minimum four coats of high gloss varnish. This gives the painting depth and enhances the effect the light has on the work.