Peter Graham is one of Britain’s foremost Modern Colourists and a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. He attended the Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1980. His work is often related to the modern Scottish school of painters, but Peter has a flamboyant style which is unique – detailed brushwork combined with looser fluid strokes creating vibrant contrasts of pure colour, line, and tone.
Whenever possible Peter works ‘en plein air’, directly from life, be it the harbours and cafes of France, coastal scenes around the Scottish isles, or the grandeur of New York and London dining rooms. "Often because of my approach I can attract onlookers, which can be quite revealing as you can see what kind of reaction you are getting to your painting – a sort of instant criticism."
Peter has maintained a lifelong preoccupation with light and intense colour gaining in the process a national and international reputation for his highly distinctive style. He lives and works in Glasgow, dividing his time between painting in his ‘Greek’ Thomson studio and travelling the world with his unique palette.
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