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Gary Colston

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Studied illustration at NEWI Wrexham. I graduated in 1985 with a Dip illustration and HND Visual Communications.

I then worked as freelance illustrator in the publishing and advertising industries. Also  taking on private commissions and graphic design work. Some of my work can be seen in the Gallery.

Previous Clients

B.B.C. Wales, Welsh Books Council, Siriol Animation, Wembly Stadium, Centre Parks, P&O Lines and Paddington Bear, to name a few.

During my time in college I was fascinated by the silkscreen printing process, achieving a certificate in Screen Process Print Technology.

This allowed me to subsidize my income by working as art studio manager for various screen print companies printing on a variety of materials, from T shirts to mirrored glass for the gaming industry.

My work nowadays, however, revolves around teaching,
private commissions and my own work.

I work mostly in acrylics these days and always stress to my students the importance of drawing from life.