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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, 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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Check out Graham's latest exhibition here


Graham Downs nz fine art oil painter, landscapes, gardens, flowers
My Summer Garden Screen Oil on Hinged Panels x 3 Size: 191cm x 59cm x 3 P.O.A ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz fine art oil painter, landscapes, gardens, flowers
My Summer Garden Screen (reverse side) Oil on Hinged Panels x 3 Size: 191cm x 59cm x 3 P.O.A 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

Graham Downs fine art illustrator
The Devonport Ledger Illustrated Book Framed 65cm x 92cm $3000 ENQUIRE NOW

 

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