Graham’s long-term involvement in the worlds of painting, drawing, lighting, photography, music, performance and production, in both indoor and outdoor environments are linked by common threads: his delight in colour, composition, form, pattern, spatial dimensions and his sense of humour. His work reflects his curiosity in the liminal space between how we physically see and experience the world and the ways we perceive and interpret the world. They are playful invitations to look again… to find the puzzles within… and wonder…
Graham trained in the late 1960s at the then avant-garde Preston Institute in Melbourne. Most recently, he received painting instruction from a Buddhist Thangka painting master in Shangri-La, China. He has travelled widely, and his work reflects the many influences of his travels.
In 1984, his painting journey was interrupted when he was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Ashkenazy Gallery in Los Angeles, and over fifty percent of his works were stolen just before the opening. Peter Frank, editor of Visions Quarterly and art critic for LA Weekly described the work in the exhibition as ‘World Art’.