Colour and spontaneity are the basis of Peter Graham's dynamic and exciting compositions. Bold brushstrokes interplay with an intense palette of reds, yellows, blues and violets. A true colourist, Peter Graham paints on the spot with a vigour that is inspired by changing light conditions and the atmosphere of the moment.
This October, Peter Graham's 10th major exhibition at the Llewellyn Alexander Gallery features an iconic series of paintings executed in both watercolour and oil depicting Cambridge, London, Scotland, New York, San Francisco, Sydney, Bermuda, Paris and locations on the French Riviera.
Peter Graham's passion for colour is inspired by brilliant sunlight, dazzling clear water and the bright intensity of light on colour-soaked buildings. His London paintings capture the architectural elegance and stylish interiors of Mayfair. In contrast, a cooler palette of blues and mauves is used in scenes of his beloved Scotland.
Peter Graham trained at Glasgow School of Art and was highly influenced by Scottish Colourists, the Art Deco Movement and Japanese painting. Still life has always occupied an important place in Peter Graham's work, giving him an opportunity to work in the peace and quiet of his studio. Focussing on the relationship between a wide variety of pigments, his still lifes are rich and exuberant.
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