Born in 1965 in Birmingham, Gary studied art first at Stourbridge College of Art and then at Wrexham College of Art. In 1986 became a professional freelance illustrator. After leaving the academic world he set up his own studio near London and concentrated on drawing and painting figures. Within a few years, his work was being collected throughout Europe and his reputation had become firmly established. He is now considered as one of the most renowned contemporary artists in the art world his work has been exhibited from Moscow to Toronto.