Hi, my name is Gerry Finan. I have worked to be an artist for most of my life. I am an Author, Singer/Songwriter and Fine Artist. I grew up studying many different types of art, concentrating mainly on pen and inks, and eventually oil painting as my mediums of choice and a kind of a romantic illustration as my favorite genre. I have won many awards for my artwork over the years.
I have a great love of music having grown up in a household where music was played almost constantly, mainly my father’s opera records at a very high volume. Having written and sung music from an early age, these days I mainly participate online in different music projects with musicians all around the world using a music service called Kompoz. I have created music with people in over twenty countries in a wide variety of styles. My music can be found on several streaming sites such as Spotify, Pandora, and Soundcloud.
Though I have written poetry and some fiction over the years, The Rain Drinkers is my first attempt at publishing. It is actually my second book. The first book was not published for personal reasons.
Originally from the town of Bay Shore, NY on Long Island. I grew up the middle child of a family of seven. I have a special place in my heart for the developmentally disabled as our second-youngest brother has Down Syndrome.
I feel very fortunate to have come from where I did and have had the Love of so many people in my life. I hope that comes across in my writing in even some small way.
Thank you for taking the time to read my bio.