Brilliant bird paintings find perches at Garstang …
Paintings by Lancaster-based artist Graham Lowe are on exhibition at Garstang Arts Centre until early next month.
Graham was teaching in Blackpool all day today, so his wife, Jenny, brought a selection of his work to the centre this morning for members of the “hanging committee” to prepare for the display which will open for public viewing.
On his website (link below) Graham explains a bit about his background and his work: “On leaving school I worked as a trainee illustrator in a small commercial art studio in Leicestershire. There I gained experience in creating illustrations for books and other artwork for publication. After working for a number of years as an illustrator and in industry I gained a Fine Art degree. Since then I have exhibited in galleries throughout the North of England and my paintings have been bought by public and private collectors both in this country and abroad.
“My artwork has featured widely in the regional press as well as in ‘Hotline’, the national magazine of Virgin Rail, in Lancashire Life and in ‘Facing North’, a book and exhibition project featuring 50 professional artists from across the North of England.
“I work with a wide range of painting media including soft pastel, mixed media, oils, acrylic, gouache and watercolour. I enjoy painting landscapes, still life and portraits as well as my favourite subject, birds. About 20 of his bird pictures make up his Garstang display.
I live and work in Lancaster and as well as an exhibiting artist I am also an art tutor in Adult Education and a community artist working with groups from a wide range backgrounds.”
The centre is open Tuesdays (10am to 12.30pm / 2pm to 4pm) and Thursdays (10am to 4pm) and Saturdays (10 to noon)
Graham has a Facebook page. His work can also be seen by visiting his website at www.grahamloweartist.com/