GRAHAM DOWNS

On my mate Terry's boat
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.

This is a time-lapse video of myself, Graham Downs, producing a painting. It shows the sailing involved to get to the location- Rocky Bay on Waiheke Island (near Auckland, New Zealand). I'm using oil paints on mounted canvas.

OIL PAINTINGS

WATERCOLOURS

PAINTED COLLAGE

SCULPURAL PIECES (ROBOTS)

FIGURATIVE

OTHERS

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