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Gav Munro is an artist from Manchester in the UK. He has been drawing from before he could walk. His childhood was a place of imaginary worlds brought to life in his earliest illustrations. 


Largely self taught with an academic background in graphic and print design. He now lives and works in Hangzhou, the art capital of China. He sells his paintings around the world. From the UK and US to Australia and Singapore.


His work is regularly shown around China and he currently has exhibitions in Shanghai and Hangzhou,. His eclectic mix of styles are influenced by the likes of David HockneyJack VettrianoKenton Nelson and Roy Lichtenstein.

In his own words...

'I've always been interested in the human face and the inspiration for my portraits come from the many people I see around me, from friends, strangers and others.

I studied Psychology and thinks that people's face carry their story.


In my paintings I try to find these hidden expressions and bring them to the foreground of the image.'

In Chinese


​Gav Munro 是一位来自英国曼彻斯特的艺术家。他从会走路之前就开始画画,童年于他而言是一个把想象力画在纸上的世界。





Gav Munro一直对于人物面部的不同表情充满兴趣,他的许多人物画像灵感来源于周围的朋友,家人以及陌生人。






If you're in China here's a video of a 'Day in the Life' of Gav . http://video.tudou.com/v/XMjg5ODk2OTU2MA==.html?spm=a2hzp.8244740.0.0

If you're out of China here's Gav's Youtube video channel:



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