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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz

From the Wellspring
Graham Downs
Exhibition October 9 - Oct 26 online and through the windows of our Takapuna gallery

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 a small selection of works for the exhibition. More will be uploaded closer to the opening date)


Graham Downs nz landscape art, flower meadow, oil on canvas
Flower Meadow Oil on Stretched Canvas Size: 122cm x 66cm Price: $6000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs, Northhead view, oil on canvas
Cheltenham, Northhead View Oil on Stretched Canvas (Framed) Size: 95cm x 95cm Price: $4000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz landscape art, Thorne Bay painting, oil on canvas
Thorne Bay Oil on Stretched Canvas (Framed) Size: 93cm x 48cm Price: $3500 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz landscape art, flower garden, oil on canvas
Flower Garden Oil on Stretched Canvas Size: 102cm x 102cm Price: $TBA ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, downtown Auckland, oil on canvas
Downtown Auckland Oil on Board (Framed) Size: 116cm x 103cm Price: $8000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz landscape art, Mahurangi, oil on canvas
Mahurangi Oil on Stretched Canvas (Framed) Size: 98cm x 48cm Price: $3500 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs, cityscape art, oil on board
Cityscape Oil on Board (Framed) Size: 78cm x 51.5cm Price: $4000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz flower artist, My Summer Garden, oil on board, screen
My Summer Garden Oil on Board/Screen (Front and Reverse shown) Size: 180cm x 180cm Price: $TBA ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscaoe artist, Herald Island, Oil on canvas, Framed
Herald Island Oil on Stretched Canvas (Framed) Size: 55cm x 29cm Price: $1200 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, oil paintings
Restoration Oil on Canvas (Framed) 108cm x 62cm Price: $3500 ENQUIRE NOW Sold
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, Devonport Yacht Club, oil on canvas
Devonport Yacht Club Oil on Canvas (Framed) 56cm x 37cm Price: $1800 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape art, 2 black sheds okura, oil on canvas
Two Black Sheds Okura Oil on Canvas (Framed) 63cm x 50cm Price: $2400 ENQUIRE NOW
Graham Downs nz landscape art, sunroom, oil on canvas
The Sunroom Oil on Canvas (Framed) 59cm x 52cm Price: $2000 ENQUIRE NOW

Graham Downs nz portraits, oil on canvas
 
Graham Downs nz landscape artist, skytower, oil on canvas
Good Times Oil on Canvas (Framed) Size: 41.5cm x 31cm
Price: $1000
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Landmark-Skytower Oil on Canvas (Framed) Size: 34cm x 26cm
Price: $1000
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Graham Downs nz portrait art, oil on canvas
 
Graham Downs nz landscape art, white flower, oil on canvas
Sitting Portrait Oil on Canvas (Framed)
Size: 41cm x33cm Price: $1000
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Wild Rose in Blue Bottle Oil on Canvas (Framed) Size: 36.5cm x 32cm
Price: $1200
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Graham Downs nz fine art, oil on canvas, Eden gardens
   
Eden Gardens Oil on Canvas (Framed)
Size: 40cm x32cm Price: $1000
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Graham Downs nz landscape artist, the rocks, oil on canvas
The Rocks Oil on Canvas (Framed) 122cm x 101cm Price: $8000 ENQUIRE NOW Sold

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See Graham's previous exhibition 2017

New Zealand Landscape and Seascape fine art oil paintings

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The Promenade, 162 Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna, Auckland, New Zealand
Ph: +64 9 4456665 Cell: +64 021 577078
Email: art@artbythesea.co.nz