Gary Bews was born in Wellington, New Zealand and moved to Edinburgh, Scotland at a young age. As a teenager he would spend hours painting and drawing and studied Graphic Design at Edinburgh College of Art (ECA). During a career in the Royal Corps of Signals – British Army, which enabled him to live and work in a number of European locations. Gary was introduced to cartography, printing and draughtsmanship.
Whilst living in the Isle of Man Gary turned his hand to Wood Carving and Sculpture after attending a course at the local college run by Gavin Carter (a well-known Wood Sculptor). He further progressed into the ancient art of Welsh Love Spoon carving and has created countless pieces personalised to the individual recipient.
Joining the Isle of Man Art Society and becoming an active member in 2010 rekindled Gary’s love for drawing and painting. The Art Society have two exhibitions a year and it is during these exhibitions that Gary has had great success.
Gary also exhibits his work as part of the Nobles Art Project in the islands main hospital in Douglas. He currently has 10 works on display alongside some well-known local artists.
Gary Bews’ paintings are visual depictions, inspired by a love of all creatures and nature.
By isolating facial features this enables the viewer to be drawn into the detail and allows a certain amount of mystic.