Gary Bunt, a professional musician who beat a number of personal challenges only to find that he had cancer, discovered painting as the best way to escape from what he describes as his "torment".
Gary Bunt paints a naive world, where simple pleasures are valued and cherished. Companionship and love are recurring themes and paintings often depict loving couples exchanging large red hearts or loyal dogs following their masters. This uniquely charming world has evolved out of Bunt's desire to create paintings that reflect the warmth and humanity of modern life.
Thick, broad brushstrokes reduce figures to their simplest form and witty details draw the viewer into the painting's narrative. Gary Bunt's paintings have universal appeal. Gary Bunt's style has evolved as an expression of his emotions and faith. His positive, affirmed approach to life compels him to paint with honesty and integrity.
In his series of paintings depicting Jesus Christ and his dog, Bunt uses his unique style of painting to portray his very personal involvement with the Christian faith. With the series, Gary Bunt hopes to create paintings that convey a universal message of compassion and understanding.
Gary Bunt is now in his mid 40s and previously enjoyed a career as a professional guitarist. After his decision to abandon his musical career and the lifestyle which accompanied it at the age of 30, it took two years to allow him to return to anything resembling a normal life. Art, he believes, has been the cause of his escape.