Gary finds inspiration for his works in many aspects of this country’s natural features and objects collected from the bushland and beaches of Eastern Australia are a source of creative ideas.
Unique sculptures and one off pieces carved from salvaged Australian and Exotic timbers
The seed pods, leaves, feathers, stones, bones and shells gathered serve to keep the images fresh in his mind when he returns to the workshop in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland to create original art pieces in wood.
Gary first makes a series of sketches or clay models before selecting the piece of timber that will become a bowl, a jewellery box or a sculpture.
He works in a range of Australian and exotic timbers including Red Cedar, Huon Pine, White Beech, Rose Mahogany and Camphor Laurel, much of it salvaged.
North Queensland born, Gary was educated in Brisbane and attended Kangaroo Point College of Graphic Arts and the Brisbane Institute of Fine Art. He is a self taught woodcarver who has also been involved in several sculpture workshops at Griffith University.