Artist's Gallery: Graham Downs

Graham has been carrying his paint box around since he was about eight years old. His work is very diverse like his many interests in life. His work ranges from conceptual, quirky or humerous, metal collages to traditional painting. He uses a lot of discarded materials in his collage work; recycling old things that nobody wants, turning them into something beautiful for people to enjoy.

Graham started his career as an advertising art director and illustrator working for many international agencies and has won many awards. But, painting was his escape from that world. He spent two years rebuilding a yacht that is now his floating studio. This is where he paints his island and marine subjects.

New Zealand art critic, T.J. McNamara has described Graham's paintings as "filled with light and full of charm and joy in water, clouds and sky.

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