Gary Cedeira

Born in 1987, Gary spent a large proportion of his childhood in Galicia, Northern Spain. It was here that he discovered his love of the natural world and that painting was a captivating form of self-expression. He first formally studied painting in Galicia under Jose Luis Perez Alaez, assistant painter to the late Salvador Dali.  He went onto achieve his Fine Art Degree in 2009 after studying in Devon and Cornwall. In 2008, Gary was awarded the ‘Beth Levinsky Arts Award’ from The University of Plymouth, this funded an extensive journey through Europe, reaching North Africa. Gary’s paintings can be described as atmospheric, expressive, and layered. He captures the constancy of a place juxtaposed with the fleeting sense of elemental change and transiency of the landscape.  A unique element to his paintings is the inclusion of site specific natural, organic material which is collected on his journeys. Gary has work in several collections worldwide and has recently completed a large-scale commission for Rendall and Wright Interior Design. Currently, he lives in Hampshire with his wife and daughter and is Head of Art at a private school in Dorset.

 

Exhibitions

2018 – Private commissions

​2017 – Private commissions

2016 – Terra De Sombras – Santiago De Compostela, Spain

2015 – Terra De Sombras – Santiago De Compostela, Spain

2015 – Parrallax Art Fair, Chelsea – London

2014 – Coleridge Way at Churchgate Gallery Porlock – West Somerset

2013 – Autumn Exhibition at Churchgate Gallery Porlock – West Somerset

2012 –  Royal Bath and West Show

2011 – University of West of England, Art Fair – Bristol

2009 – Degree Show, Royal William Yard – Plymouth

– 18/08/09 ‘Swan Song’, Vyner Street Gallery – London Appeared on BBC’s ‘The Art on Our Walls’ with     Sue Perkins

2008 – ‘Travelling Studio’, Funded by The Beth Levinsky Arts Award

– Paris, Bordeaux, Biarritz, Pamplona, Lisbon, Seville, Cordoba, Tangier

-‘Big Mouth’ Exhibition, Royal William Yard – Plymouth

2007 – University Exhibition of Fine Art – Exeter

2006 – Cornwall College Art Exhibition, permanent display – St Austell