Born in England, Graham has lived in New Zealand since 1982. Originally trained as
a photolithographer, he had a long career in the design and print industry, which also included running his own design and prepress studio. Graham returned to concentrate on his first love of oil painting in the early 2000s.
He has exhibited widely in New Zealand with his paintings gaining recognition, making their way into collections both here and overseas, including Australia, USA and the UK, with his adopted home remaining his primary inspiration.
“Lazy Days” – 1st Book. With over 70 images of paintings featured in full colour in this book Graham aimed to capture the essence of the quintessential Kiwi lifestyle of beach, bach and boat and forays to the corner dairy. Ideal gift for lovers of the Kiwi lifestyle and visitors alike. Pages: 108. Size: 25cm x 19cm. Published by New Holland 2014.
“New Zealand A Painted Journey” – This 2nd book is about artist’s journeys around New Zealand in search of inspiring places and features to paint. Starting off in the South Island with the big sky country of Central Otago, then up the West Coast to Nelson. Over to the North Island exploring the rugged coastline of Taranaki and finally travelling around the Auckland region to finish beside the stunning beaches of Northland. With over 48 images of paintings in full colour, this is my painted journey. Pages: 108. Size: 25cm x 19cm. Published by New Holland Dec 2018.
From the Artist
“Using vibrant colour and detail has built my reputation for creating realistic paintings that capture the familiar, yet often overlooked scenes found throughout New Zealand. My work represents snapshots of the laid back Kiwi lifestyle from coastal beach to suburban and rural scenes. I am also focusing on signposts of the past with the old vehicles and caravans that have given pleasurable memories to our lives as they get swept away by the rate of modern progress. The human imprint on the landscape is a vital part of my work.”
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