His concern for conservation and environmental issues is reflected by the number of organisations who have used his work to raise funds. Such organisations include the Environmental Investigation agency, Greenpeace UK, Zoo check, Robin es Bois, World Wild Fund for Nature and The Born Free Foundation.
Many of his drawings have been auctioned to raise money for environmental groups. Among these were shows at the Medici Gallery and the Mall Galleries in London, a one man show in Paris for the French environmental organisation Robin des Bois and the Living Earth Rainforest Art Exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
He has work in the collection of the prestigious Nature in Art Museum, Gloucestershire and has been on "Artist in Residence" there three times.
In 1990 Gary was commissioned by Virginia McKenna to produce a commemorative drawing of the late George Adams which has subsequently been made into a limited edition print.
1995 saw Gary Hodges as a finalist for the Artist of the Year award with the Fine Art Trade Guild and in 1996 he was the winner of the John Solomon Trophy. This award is decided from the results of the survey of the retailers questioned by Art Business Today to find the best selling living artist.