John Graham has been exhibiting work since 1986.
“My paintings focus on the nature of landscape – of Earth, Water, Fire and Air. I refine these works, reducing detail and limiting or enhancing colour, to give a sense of vast, isolated space. I flattening the view and spread it across the canvas in broad swathes of colour, to capture the chaotic vagaries of nature.
Other works feature native animals such as Gould Finch, Kangaroos, Parrots in vivid formation against the shimmering landscape … all inspired by my many travels around Australia”
John’s paintings have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious Waterhouse Natural History Art prize on four occasions as well as the Maritime, the Heysen and the Norville Art Prizes.
His work has been published in New Art 5 and selected for inclusion in the Avant cards – Artist Series twice.
His Cartoons have been featured in the Big Issue New Matilda and Independent Australia
Selected Solo Exhibitions
2017 – 6 by 6, Metropolis Gallery, Geelong
2017 – Radiant Skied, Hawthorn Studio and Gallery, Melbourne
2017 – Birds Bugs and Beasties, BMG Art, Adelaide
2015 – Persona Celebrity Public Deakin University, Melbourne Burwood Campus
2015 – Epiphany, Tusk Gallery, Melbourne
2014 – Inspirations, Hawthorn Gallery and Studio, Melbourne
2013 – Birds, Yering Station Gallery, Yarra Glen
2012 – A Cat Called China and Other Paintings, Yering Station Gallery, Yarra Glen
2012 – Natural Order, Louey and Lane Gallery, Melbourne
2012 – Birds and Landscapes, Qdos Gallery, Lorne
2011 – Landscapes, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2011 – Hawthorn Gallery and Studio, Melbourne
2009 – On the Wing, Without Pier Gallery, Melbourne
2009 – Wild at Heart, Gadfly Gallery, Perth
2009 – Pieces of Me, Greenhill Gallery, Adelaide