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Graham Downs
New Zealand Land and Seascape fine art painter

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, Graeme had a career as an art director and illustrator, winning many national and international awards. He worked on many iconic New Zealand brands like Air NZ, Edmonds, Hubbard cereals, Cuisine magazine, Bell-Gully and many more. Graeme's work is diverse from classical plein air landscape to conceptual collage and sculptural pieces. " I have had a lifetime of conceptual art, but I find that now I have returned to the beginning. My paintings are a synthesis of sketchbook drawings and memory, expressing the visual poetry that resonates within the bounds of my past and present. To express that tranquillity in my own language and to acknowledge how beauty can be in the common world around us and let my paintings be a refuge from the everyday tribulations, and to celebrate nature is my raison d’etre."

Check out Graham's latest exhibition here

Graham Downs, coastal pohutukawa oil painting
New December 2017 Coastal Pohutukawa Oil on Canvas (Framed) Size: 125cm x 87cm ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, oil on canvas, windward passage
Windward Passage Oil on Canvas (Framed) Size: 76cm x 63cm ENQUIRE NOW
Braham Downs nz fine art oil paintings, pohutukawa tree
Pohutukawa Tree Oil on Canvas Size: 145cm x 105cm ENQUIRE NOW

Graham Downs nz landscape oil painter, fine artist
Taranaki Oil on Canvas Framed P.O.A ENQUIRE NOW

graham downs nz fine art, landscape
Pohutukawa Tree Oil on Canvas Framed $8000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold

Graham Downs NZ landscape and seascape artist   graham downs nz landscape artist, corrugated iron art
I'll Make the Tea Oil on Tin Framed $4500 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Down on the Farm Oil on Tin Framed
Size: 92cm x 74cm $3800 ENQUIRE NOW

Graham Downs NZ landscape fine art painter
Tiri Tiri Matangi Bay Oil on Canvas Framed $8000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold



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