Garry Kennard is a painter, writer and founding director of Art and Mind (www.artandmind.org). Born in London in 1948 he has exhibited his paintings in London, Oxford, Cambridge, and Winchester and at Petworth House as artist in residence at the 2009 Petworth Festival. His paintings are in many private collections in UK, France and the United States, and in the collection of Clare Hall, Cambridge University. He recently completed a series of portraits of women scientists commissioned by The Royal Society, London. A fascination with how the brain reacts to works of art has lead Kennard to research, write and lecture on these topics. With Rita Carter and Annabel Huxley he devised and directed the unique Art and Mind Festivals which attracted leading artists and scientists to explore what light the brain sciences can throw on contemporary culture. In 2013 GV Art published a book of his writing and paintings called ‘Essays and Images’. Kennard has an interest in mountaineering and has climbed in the Alps and Africa, as well as leading his own expeditions to the Nepalese Himalayas.