Born in Enniskillen, Gerard McGourty is a self-taught artist who, since 1989, has had numerous solo exhibitions and is represented in major private collections in Ireland and the USA. He is an artist-in-residency in Millrace Gallery, Blackrock, co Dublin and a member of a various galleries across Ireland.
In many ways an unconventional painter, Gerard came to art later in life, and is entirely self-taught. His free, unconstrained style is difficult to categorise, but easy to appreciate. He often tries to approach a canvas with an empty mind and see what comes of it, and uses texture and colour in intriguing ways.