Gerard studied fine art at Sunderland University and gained a BA Honours degree there before completing his Masters degree in Fine Art at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle.

Since graduating he moved to Cambridgeshire for a number of years working in London and Europe where he developed his contemporary, original style of work, attempting to capture movement in a variety of semi-abstract forms. It was inevitable that sooner or later the horse became a frequent subject for Gerard to paint and having moved back to finally settle in the North east, he was drawn to the racecourse at York for inspiration.

Like many equestrian artists, Gerard tries to capture the movement, energy and excitement of a horse racing scene. His paintings feature the racing at York in a highly original and abstract fashion. They are painted in acrylic on canvas and are rendered in a light colourful and dynamic way.

Gerard’s CV reads like a Who’s Who of the art gallery world in the last 30 years. Major exhibitions have included Broadway Galleries, Cotswolds 2019, Luminaire Arts, London 2018, Bankside Gallery, London 2010/11, Obsidian Gallery, Stoke Mandeville 2010, The Russell Gallery, London 2007, The Mall Galleries, London 2004, The Chelsea Art Fair, London 2002, New Academy Gallery, London 1995, Roy Miles Gallery, London 1992, Alba Fine Art and Centaur Galleries, London 1989, St Nazaire Gallery, France 1988 and Riverside Gallery, London 1988.

Residencies include The Birmingham Royal Ballet 1997, Opera North in association with PWC 1998 and Northern Sinfonia Orchestra to coincide with Proms week, 1999.

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