Gerald Slater has been painting portraits professionally for the past twelve years, and has gained a reputation for excellance. He worked as a graphic artist/illustrator, doing the occassional portrait along the way, until deciding to dedicate himself full-time to this difficult art form.

Mr. Slater's portrait of Medal of Honor recipient Lt. Michael P. Murphy hangs in the United States Post Office in Patchogue, Long Island (now renamed for Lt. Murphy.) Prints of the painting are on display in various places around the country dedicated to Lt. Murphy, and a photo of it appears in the biography "SEAL of Honor" byGary Williams

His painting of The Tuskegee Airmen, commissioned by a chapter of the U.S. Navy League, was presented to the Airmen and now hangs in the Museum at York College dedicated to the country's first black military airmen.

His portrait "Eric by the Window" was the lead subject in a New York Times article on portrait painting.

Watercolor self-portrait 2010