acrylic on board. Image size 36 x 56cm £750
acrylic on board. Image size 46 x 51cm £800
mixed media & gold leaf on canvas. Image size approx 61
x 122 cm £2,000
Halpin spent the earlier part of his career as a teacher,
becoming head of a large Art Department. He has been painting
professionally since 1990.
work has reflected a wide range of interests from landscape
to abstraction. He also likes to work outdoors in the traditional
way and he frequently allows elements of the landscape and
ground textures to direct his work into finely produced abstract
times he has returned to realism but his choice of subjects
and settings has often allowed him to indulge his fascination
for the textures of old stone walls, ancient pathways and
earth patterns that have for so long inspired him.
2010 he was awarded an MBE for services to 'charity and art'.
He was awarded the Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award for Outstanding
Painter at the R.O.I. in 2015 and in the same year has been
highly acclaimed by the Royal Society of Marine Artists, whose
president felt that Gerry Halpin was bringing a fresh dimension
to the art of marine painting.
has had many solo exhibitions and was elected President of
the Manchester Academy of Fine Arts in June 2015. He has exhibited
at the R.O.I.; R.S.M.A.; R.I., Laing Landscape Exhibition,
Salford; Mall Galleries, London; Bolton Art Gallery; Tib Lane
Gallery, Manchester; British Society of Painters, Ilkley;
Barry Keene Gallery, Henley and the Warwick Gallery, Maidenhead.