Gary Long was born in 1945 in Birmingham, and studied at Birmingham School of Art. He worked for many years as a very successful illustrator, working for clients in the U.K and the United States, before turning to painting full-time .
Gary's work is concerned with the making of images that speak of our surroundings, the sea, sky and atmosphere. His paintings encourage the viewer to explore the elements of the picture, colour, texture and brushwork before taking onboard the subject of the canvas.
His work has been widely collected in the U.K , Europe and the United States. Gary was commissioned to paint a series of seascapes for the Queen Mary 2, on its launch .