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DRAWN TO WATER Graham Downs
New Zealand Land and Seascape fine art painter


Exhibition September 28 - October 14
Opening and Artist's talk Saturday September 28 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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(the following is small selection of works for the exhibition. More will be uploaded closer to the opening date)
Graham Downs NZ landscape fine art painter  
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, helmsman sculpture
Louis Vuitton Oil on Board (Framed) Size: 120cm x 90cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Helmsman Sculpture
Size: 200cm x 95cm ENQUIRE NOW

Graham Downs nz landscape artist, city view


City View Oil on Canvas Size: 130cm x 80cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape fine art, view of northhead
View of North Head Oil on Stretched Canvas (Framed) Size: 83cm x 50cm ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, Prada, Oil on canvas
Prada Oil on Canvas Size: 121cm x 84cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape artist
Woody Bay Oil on Canvas (Framed) Size: 122cm x 56cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs NZ landscape artist, Pohutukawa Tree, Oil on Canvas
Coastal Pohutukawa Tree Oil on Canvas Size: 121cm x 83cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs NZ landscape artist, oil on canvas, surfing  
Graham Downs nz fine art
Surfing Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 84cm ENQUIRE NOW Sold
 
Rocks Oil on Canvas Size: 76cm x 84cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, shallows, oil on canvas  
Graham Downs NZ artist, summertime, devonport
In the shallows Oil on Canvas (Framed) Size: 74cm x 54cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Summertime Oil on Stretched Canvas (Framed) Size: 83cm x 65cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, watercolour, lock  
Graham Downs NZ landscape artist, watercolour
Lock Watercolour (Framed) Size: 35cm x 26cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Low Tide Watercolour (Framed) Size: 44cm x 26cm ENQUIRE NOW

 

Graham Downs nz landscape artist  
Graham Downs nz landscape artist
Devonport Evening Oil on Board (Framed)
Size: 38cm x 32cm ENQUIRE NOW Sold
 
Foggy Start Watercolour (Framed)
Size: 56cm x 50cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape fine art  
Graham Downs nz art
A New Dawn Oil on Board (Framed)
Size: 70cm x 55cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Early Start Devonport Oil on Canvas (Framed)
Size: 36cm x 29cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz art, mullet boat
 
Graham Downs NZ landscape art, milford
Mullet Boat Oil on Board (Framed)
Size: 43cm x 38cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Low Tide, Milford Oil on Board (Framed)
Size: 72cm x 53cm ENQUIRE NOW



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