Project Description

Graham Painter


Poppies in a Meadow

29 x 33 pastel

Coral Reef 1

29 x 33 pastel

Garden Flowers 1

12 x 16 pastel

Garden Flowers 2

12 x 16 pastel


20 x 24 oil


(slight mark on frame)
14 x 14 watercolour

Coral Reef 2

29 x 33 pastel

Last of the Sun

8 x 8 watercolour

Country Lane

16″ x 21″ pastel


7.5″ x 5’5″ pastel


16 x 16 oil

Monet’s Garden 1

16 x 20 pastel

Hidden Gems

19 x 17 watercolour

Summer Glory

21 x 24 watercolour

River, High Summer

30 x 33 pastel

Off the Coastal Path

30 x 34 oil

Painting Enquiry

1947 –2007
Graham was brought up in East Ham, London, and moved to Hutton, Essex, at the age of eleven. From then on, his love of the outdoors began. After a variety of jobs, it was not until Graham was in his late twenties that he decided that a complete change of career was needed. He completed a Foundation Course at Braintree College, Essex, followed by a three year course at Sheffield City Polytechnic where he attained a BA Honours Degree in Fine Art Painting.

Graham’s talent was such that he painted in watercolour, oil and pastel with equal skill. He much admired the work of Turner, Joan Eardley and Kurt Jackson.

Graham strove to capture the feeling of light, space and the wonderful vibrant colours of the countryside. Having been a keen fisherman, he was always attracted to water. He loved best plein air painting, but when weather forbade it, classical music always kept him company while working in his studio.

Graham was a much respected teacher and, as so many painters, divided his time between teaching and painting. He roamed the land around the River Wid, which was often featured in his paintings.

Graham’s work can be found in many private homes and corporate premises. He always said he would reach his centenary, painting every day until he died. But tragically Graham died of complications following heart surgery a few after his 60th Birthday in August 2007.


The Deben Gallery (Woodbridge, Suffolk) 1986/7

Rye Art Gallery (Rye, East Sussex) 1988

The Lion and Lamb Gallery (Farnham, Surrey) 1998/9

Rye Art Gallery (Rye, East Sussex) 1990

Markswood Gallery (Great Bardfield, Essex) 1991

Century Gallery (Henley-on-Thames) 1991

Courcoux and Courcoux Gallery (Stockbridge, Hampshire) 1996/7

Thompson Gallery (Aldeburgh, Suffolk)1997/8


Sheffield National Open


Royal Academy Summer Exhibition


Royal Institute of Oil Painters


Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters


Southend Open Exhibition 1985/6

Wade Gallery (Los Angeles)


Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters


Singer and Friedlander Sunday Times


John Laing


Royal Institute of Watercolour Painters


Pastel Society



1998-2007 Colin and Sarah Neville Gallery (Farnham and Guernsey)

1998-2007 Sarah Samuels Gallery (Chester)