Gerald Slater has been a professional portrait artist for over twenty years, and has gained a reputation for excellence. A working artist all his adult life, Mr. Slater worked as a graphic artist/illustrator before turning full-time to this difficult art form.
Mr. Slater has painted people from every walk of life, from businessmen, medical doctors, attorneys and religious leaders. His paintings of children are some of his best. His portrait "Eric by the Window" was the lead in a NEW YORK TIMES article on portrait painting.
Mr. Slater has done many military paintings of note: His portrait of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael Murphy hangs in the Post Office named for Lt. Murphy in Patchogue,