Gavin studied Graphic design but never give up his love for painting in oils. Gavin is continually influenced by the master of the past as he receives great enjoyment from studying their styles and techniques. Gavin had his first exhibition at the age of 14.
Life in the township
As a young man, Gavin experimented with various styles applying some of his graphic design knowledge to his paintings using pleasing pastel colours thinned to create an almost water colour effect, a style that was most successful.