Colourful light filled impressionist images of this year’s amazing journey; the Caribbean, India, Oman, Thailand, Indonesia...and Sussex.
Graham was taught to paint by his father at the kitchen table by copying the old masters from 1930’s National Gallery catalogues ad trying to learn the techniques of Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Gainsborough.
The revelation came when at the age of 15 he visited the gallery in person and found the sunlit paintings of the French Impressionists and realised there was a whole new and exciting world out there. It took twenty years, a lot of practise, exhibitions and sales before Graham realised his dream and bought a house and studio near the Seine in Monet country and spent the next ten years there perfecting his own style to become a successful painter and illustrator.
“In choosing the pictures for this exhibition I wanted to choose ones my Dad might have liked and understood. He would have wanted to recognise the places I visited, the clouds would have to look light and airy but most of all the sea and rivers to look like they were made out of water! I spent many hours on the South Downs with him painting and sketching but my favourites painting memories were teaching my Dad how to paint in the Impressionist style….at the old kitchen table “
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