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Graham Downs
New Zealand Land and Seascape fine art painter


Exhibition February 11 - 28
Opening and Artist's talk Saturday February 11 3pm

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. 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.

"After training in fine art, I had a career as an art director and illustrator, winning many national and international awards. I worked on many iconic New Zealand brands like Air NZ, Edmonds, Hubbard cereals, Cuisine magazine, Bell-Gully and many more. My work is diverse from classical plein air landscape to conceptual collage and sculptural pieces. I spent two years rebuilding a 32ft yacht that I used as my floating studio for my marine subjects. I paint my own history and the heritage of New Zealand and our lifestyle, but after a lifetime of concept work I find that I am more interested in the beauty of the world and the painting of light, the application of paint and the finished surface and effect.
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Graham Downs NZ landscape artist, oil on canvas, pohutukawa tree
Pohutukawa Series Blue Oil on Stretched Canvas 125cm x 106cm ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs Devonport artist
Opopoto Bay Oil on Stretched Canvas 76cm x 38cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs NZ lndscape artist, Devonport, Oil on canvas
Whangateau Gathering After the Storm Oil on Stretched Canvas 101cm x 71cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs NZ landscape and flower artist, oil on stretched canvas
Wildflowers Garden Oil on Canvas 143cm x 72cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs NZ landscape artist and oil paintings
Waiheke Boatshed Oneroha Oil on Canvas (Framed) 86cm x 56cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs NZ landscape artist, oil on canvas
Tiri Light Oil on Canvas 101cm x 76cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landsacpe artist, oil paintings, ocean
Ocean Dreaming Oil on Canvas Framed 57cm x 52cm ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, oil paintings
Restoration Oil on Canvas 108cm x 62cm ENQUIRE NOW

graham downs nz landscape artist, corrugated iron art   Graham Downs NZ landscape art, corrugated iron oil painting
Down on the Farm Oil on Tin Framed $3800 ENQUIRE NOW

 
A Patch of Blue Sky Oil on Tin Framed $4000 ENQUIRE NOW

Graham Downs nz landscape artist, oil paintings, cityscape   Graham Downs nz landscape artist, oil paintings, devonport
Cityscape Oil on Board Framed 54cm x 44cm ENQUIRE NOW
 

St Aubyns St, Devonport Oil on Board
42cm 38cm ENQUIRE NOW

Graham Downs NZ landscape artist, oil paintings, Devonport villa   Graham Downs NZ landscape artist, oil paintings, Moana boat
Devonport Villa Oil on Board Framed 42cm x 38cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Moana Oil on Board Framed 42cm x 38cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs NZ landscape art, oil paintings of Duders Bay, Devonport   Graham Downs landscape painting
Duders Bay Oil on Board Framed 42cm x 38cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Cheltenham Oil on Board Framed 39cm x 33cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape art, oil painting Auckland City    
Harbour Light Oil on Board Framed 44cm x 33cm ENQUIRE NOW
   

 

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