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Capturing the Moment
Graham Downs
New Zealand Land and Seascape fine art painter


Exhibition February 15 - March 4
Opening and Artist's talk Saturday February 15 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 themes range 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)

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Graham Downs nz fine art landscape artist  
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, classic villa
Hazy Day Devonport Oil on Board Unframed
Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
sold
 
Classic Villa Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz oil on board artist, torpedo bay view  
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, Narrowneck, oil on board
Torpedo Bay View Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Narrowneck Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW sold
Graham Downs nz landscape art, Manuka, oil on board  
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, gulf view, oil on board

Evening Light Manuka Oil on Board Framed
Size: 18cm x 23cm $650 sold

 
Gulf View 2 Oil on Board Unfrmaed
Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, windy day
 
Graham Downs nz lanscape art, seabreeze, oil on board

Windy Day Chelsea Sugar Works
Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW

 
Seabreeze Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape artist
 
Graham Downs nz landscape artist
Yellow Pohutukawa Tree Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Under the Harbour Bridge Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz fine art, oil on board, cricket day
 
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, gulf view, oil on board
Cricket Day Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Gulf View Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW sold
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, Cheltenham Houses, oil on board
 
Graham Downs nz fine art, The Scout hall, oil on board
Cheltenham Houses Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
 
The Scout Hall Oil on Board Unframed
Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz art, ice cream favtory, oil on board
 
Graham Downs nz landscape art, Torpedo Bay View
The Old Ice Cream Factory Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Torpedo Bay View 3 Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, abstract sunrise
 
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, Narrowneck
Abstract Sunrise Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
 
Launch Day Narrowneck Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW sold
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, Cheltenham Beach, oil on board
 
Graham Downs nz fine art painter, Torpedo Bay View
Cheltenham Beach Oil on Board Unframed
Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
sold
 
Torpedo Bay View 2 Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, view
 
Graham Downs nz fine art paintings, Stanley Point Sunset, oil on board
Landscape View Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
Stanley Point Sunset Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs landscape art, harbour view
 
Graham Downs nz fine art, The Esplanade, oil on board
Harbour View Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm ENQUIRE NOW
 
The Esplanade Dusk Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz fine art, bay view, oil on board
   
Bay View Oil on Board Size: 18cm x 23cm $600 ENQUIRE NOW
   

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