Gary Armer is a Lancashire based artist recognised for his accurate representational painting style and ability to capture intricate fine detail.
Working across portraiture, landscape and still life, the majority of Gary’s works are realist fine art oil paintings on canvas created entirely from life or from a combination of studies and photographs taken during live sittings or situations. His latest project is entitled Football is Still Life, where he explores the narratives and themes associated with football memorabilia and fan culture through realist still life paintings.
Gary has also recently collaborated with Farm Yard Ales on a project to create a painting for the new Blackpool F.C. inspired Seasiders Way lager ale hybrid. Other recent bodies of work include Lancashire Plein Air which features scenes of rural Lancashire painted from life and Identity, a series of three portraits that explore themes of masculinity. In 2017 the artist’s portrait Not a Penny More was selected for the 21st National Open Art Exhibition and displayed in London. The portrait also went on to be voted into the top 10 of the MS Amlin World Art Vote.
In 2018 Gary completed a residency at the National Football Museum, painting a still life made up of Sir Stanley Matthews related objects from the museum’s collection.
Not a Penny More was then displayed at the National Football Museum in Manchester as part of the Football Is Art exhibition throughout the majority of 2019.