About Me

The Sistine Chapel Ceiling Reproduction was painted soley by parishioner and signwriter Gary Bevans during the years 1987-1993. 

Gary undertook the project after being inspired during a pilgrimage to Rome in 1987 when he was just 33 years old.. 

A natural artist he desired to attend art college when he left school but instead had to find work.  He was employed as a sign writer and trained in the traditional skill. This training proved invaluable for the intricate architectural details required in recreating the Sistine Chapel Ceiling for not only did Gary paint figures and Biblical scenes but the entire architecture background too.

He has always accredited his eye for art and ability to paint as a gift from God which he desired to use for the Catholic Church.  The humble artist painted and donated several works of art including 'The Last Supper' to his parish before undertaking his largest gift, the exact copy of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.  Alongside his full time job as a sign writer, husband and father, Gary painted the Sistine Chapel after his work day, during evenings and weekends. The entire ceiling took five-and-a-half years to complete. Paints, wood and materials were funded by donations from parishioners and visitors.

Today Gary is a Deacon at the parish of English Martyrs Catholic Church. Due to modern developments his traditional sign writing work gradually slowed down so now Gary uses his skills in decoration and restoration work. He also creates and paints handmade Icons, wildlife and landscape paintings for exhibitions and sale. As sought after investment pieces of original artwork signed by Gary Bevans, these original pieces and high quality numbered prints are available to purchase through this website, as well as collectable Preliminary sketches of the Sistine Chapel Ceiling Reproduction, numbered and signed by Gary. We have also made available high quality sets of blank cards available of his work.

If you would like any information that isn't currently found on the website then please feel free to contact Gary via our Contact page.

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