A graduate of Glasgow School of Art, Brander gained a BA (Hons) in 2011
Early on, Garry discovered an interest in old buildings, with his artwork focusing particularly on sheds and huts set against simple, non-cluttered backgrounds. Reminiscent of his childhood, these structures represent a creative place of escape, reflective of his time as a youngster building dens in the back yard. They signify a desire for simplicity amidst the complexities of modern day living. The clear blue skies represent the idyll of joy and happiness we associate with summer as a child.
“The buildings in my paintings are characters and are created as a reminder for us to slow down and contemplate the most important things in our lives. Like me, and perhaps like all of us, they are not perfect with visible faults and at risk of falling apart at the edges.”