Gary Walton discovered a natural gift for painting at an early age, excelling at all things creative throughout his school years. His remarkable technical ability lead to a successful career in graphic design, where he continued to hone his draughtsmanship. At first painting only in his spare time, Waltons unique style gradually developed into the instantly recognizable works of today.
Influenced by the surrealist paintings of Salvador Dali, Waltons paintings depict ethereal scenes, blurring the line between dream and reality. Many of his works in fact start life as dreams; images seen in his sleep are translated onto canvas with astonishing clarity. Of his inspirations, Walton states I looked deep inside myself to create my individual style of art It took time to adapt my passion for surrealism to bring my work to life until my creation was born.
Despite having resided inland over recent years, Waltons affection for the coast is evident in many of his works, with boats, beach huts and lighthouses a recurring motif. Whimsical buildings inhabit the rolling hills of his landscapes, providing both the audience and artist with a means to escape to his fantastical locations.
Since becoming a full- time artist Waltons style has continued to develop, with an ever- growing army of collectors relishing each new collection.