Gary Benfield was born in Birmingham, England in 1965 and studied at Stourbridge college of Art and later Wrexham college of Art. He became a professional freelance illustrator in 1986 and joined the Artist Partner Group.
After leaving the academic world Gary Benfield set up his own studio near London and concentrated on drawing figures. Within a few years his work was collected throughout Europe and his reputation firmly established.
Gary Benfield has a natural talent for depicting things as seen. His work is spontaneous and is reflected by his drawn lines and dashes of color. The figures dissolve in and out of their backgrounds and move across the paper. He paints rapidly and disgards most of his paintings and drawings, keeping only those he feels are perfected in their conception rather than overwork those that he feels are not correct.
Gary Benfield pictures represent a discreet world of objects which combine figures, mythology, nature, still life and despite the casual apperance of his compositions, all this imagery is highly organized, after long observation one finds the hidden symmetry of the graphic design.