Gerrard studied Visual Art at Newcastle University, (Australia), majoring in painting he also studied sculpture, photography, printmaking and ceramics.
In his mid-twenties, he came to London for three years and studied Corporal Mime at the Animate Theatre School of Dramatic Corporal Mime. On returning to Australia he taught Drama at the Department of Education, Newcastle University and also gained the Graduate Diploma in Education, majoring in Art and Drama.
As an art teacher, he has explored many styles and art mediums.
Throughout Gerrard's career, he has kept an artist journal containing observations sketches and creative ideas to use for major artworks. These sketchbooks are full of small sketches of landscapes, portraits and still-life from the places visited.
Gerrard is currently working on developing many of these sketches into limited edition relief prints while keeping the freshness and quality of line and tone seen in each sketch.