Welcome to the website of Gavin McCandless. Gavin was born in Antrim in 1976 and studied at the University of Gloucester, Cheltenham where he completed a BA Hons in Visual Art.
On returning from his time spent in England, Gavin settled into full-time painting. In addition to the RUA, he has also exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy, Dublin.

His upbringing was centered on and around the countryside which has greatly impacted on his work. The Antrim Coast and Sperrins have been a continuous source of inspiration, as well as Connemara, Donegal and Kerry. The peace and tranquility of the rural landscape is captivated in many of his paintings which reflect the beauty of Ireland from its North Coast to its most western regions.