"I started to look deep inside myself to create my individual style. Frustration was a big factor knowing that if I wanted to be different it was not going to be easy. It did not happen straight away and I had to sketch endlessly to help represent my new work, until my creation was born and then I was happy with what I had created."
During his spare time Gary Walton would paint landscapes with inspired skill and originality redolent of Salvador Dali. His watercolours emanate a magical quality: an ethereal contrast of reality and dreamlike visions. He suggests that his artwork is whimsical, romantic and happy.
For three years Gary worked part-time, selling his work to private collectors and gaining a reputation as a talent to be applauded. His latest watercolours depict day-to-day landscapes of buildings, coastlines and trains in an exquisite and enchanting way.
In 2004 Gary got his big break and was a finalist in the DeMontfort New Artist competition. His prize was a publishing contract with DeMontfort Fine Art, one of the UKs leading international art publishers. To his delight he was now able to make his dream a reality and gain the international recognition that his work deserved.