Gary W Roberts was born in New Zealand where currently lives and works. After recently retiring from a distinguished career in graphic design, Roberts is perusing his career in painting full time. Specialising in acrylic on canvas, Gary’s signature black backdrop, compliments and highlights his photo realistic style and attention to minute detail. From the Kingfisher to the Sparrow, his latest series of works focus on his fascination with birds. Gary W Roberts has spent the last thirty years working on cutaway graphics, cartoons and daily newspaper graphics for the New Zealand Herald. In 2005 Roberts won the finalist award in the Qantas Media Awards for Graphic Artist of the Year, and in 1994 he won the Telecom (New Zealand) Book award.