Bunt, Gary (b.1957)
Gary Bunt was born in 1957 in East Peckham. His passion for painting began when he was in his mid-twenties having bought himself some watercolour paints to go alongside his keen interests – reading poetry, writing and playing music (mainly the guitar). Being self-taught and having had to overcome health battles meant he felt even more compelled to paint in his own style. It is this distinctive style that his collectors and admirers have fallen in love with and now his paintings feature in private and corporate collections worldwide.
Bunt’s work is inspired by a cross section of Modern British artists, especially painters of The Bloomsbury and St. Ives groups. He has extensive knowledge of them and their work. Gary lives in Sussex where the landscape is a regular inspiration for his work. He is always happiest when painting in ‘the shed’ (his studio) which is nestled in his tranquil and rather wonderful garden which he has designed and landscaped. The village church spire can be seen from his easel and the South Downs are close by.