Gary was born in 1968 and is a Chartered Accountant by profession, practising in East London. He is married to Karen Klinkradt and has 2 children.
He started painting seriously in 2003 and has had 3 major exhibitions and also numerous representations in other exhibitions. Gary represented the Eastern Cape at the 2008 Grahamstown Arts Festival as one of South Africa’s most up and coming artists. His art is becoming highly sought after and can be found throughout South Africa and parts of the World. He is the son of Aubrey Klinkradt, who is also an artist and is the son-in-law of the late well known, East London Artist, Danie Van Niekerk.
Gary is also a Bonsai artist and has an extensive collection of Bonsai trees and was chairman of the Border Bonsai Club for many years.
He truly loves to paint thick impasto paintings, mainly with a pallete knife. His favoured medium is oil paint.