Gately first found his love for landscapes by exploring them on motorbike. So it’s only fitting that his work captures the beauty of his environment and its inhabitants in such rich detail.
Based in Charleston, Gately specializes in landscape, editorial, and adventure photography. His work has taken him to Iceland, Ireland, and as far away as Morocco and Australia.
As the featured artist for The Restoration’s Residency Photography Program, Gately’s work is displayed throughout both our hotels, each serving as an exhibition of its city’s culture, traditions, and stories.
Some come to Asheville only to experience its beauty on a surface level, a bohemian city bordered by rugged mountain peaks. Through a series of backroads, wrong turns, and serendipitous encounters, our Artist in Residence, Gately Williams, finds another story.
Our Artist in Residence Program is designed to give artists from around the world the opportunity to live and work outside their natural environment, be inspired by the communities we serve and produce groundbreaking pieces. Their work is displayed across our property, and select pieces are sold at The Mercantile Boutique and Gallery.
Photographs by Gately Williams are on display throughout the rooms, halls and meeting spaces at The Restoration Hotel.
On select occasions, limited edition prints can also be found for sale at The Mercantile.