In 1976 Gerald followed a Foundation Course in Art and Design at Mansfield College of Art, which led on to a BA Degree Course at Falmouth School of Art in Cornwall. While at Falmouth he was selected to exhibit in the Stowells Trophy (inter college) Exhibition held at the Royal Academy and also for the David Murray Scholarship for landscape painting; Gerald graduated in 1980.
After leaving college Gerald pursued his vocation and career as an Artist and moved to North Wales in search of a wilder and more varied landscape. He has since exhibited his work in many galleries in both Wales and England.
In 1989 Gerald Dewsbury was the joint winner in the National Eisteddfod Exhibition. In March 1993 he was awarded the ‘Friends of St. David’s Hall Prize’ for a picture shown in the St. David’s Hall 10th Anniversary Open Exhibition. In 1995 Gerald was a prize-winner in the first Open Art Exhibition to be held at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester. The picture was purchased by the Museum for their own collection. Gerald also has work in the collection of the ‘National Society for Contemporary Art in Wales’, and in 2002 a piece was bought for the ‘Museum of Modern Art, Wales’. In March 2003 Gerald was elected as a member of the Royal Cambrian Academy.
Gerald has work in numerous private collections, and works regularly to commission; for example, a series of six landscapes was completed in 2005 for the Sultan of Oman, commissioned for the new Palace in Muscat.