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Graham Gercken

Born: 1960

Hometown: Sydney

Based in: Lithgow

Graham was born in Queensland Australia 1960
Predominantly self taught he chose oil paints as his medium and painted wet into wet, which is the style of the impressionist artists and lends itself best for outdoor painting like those of the AustralianHeidelberg school of artists.
1984 saw Graham move to the "World Heritage listed" Blue Mountains west of Sydney . His professional career begun here by selling his pintings to tourists from all parts of the world
Graham lived as an Artist In Residence at Dunmoochin, Victoria 1998, the home of renowned Australian artist Clifton Pugh,
In 2003 he traveled to China where he lived there for 4 years and met some great Chinese artists who showed him the techniques of ink wash painting.
After 35 Years of professionally Painting he has won many awards including a first place in last years prestigious Blackheath Rhododendron art competition 2018
Grahams works have been commissioned for many print publications , including novel and magazine covers, calendars and diaries.


Graham Gercken In The Studio

As a landscape artist nature is my inspiration I see things in nature that awe-inspire me like sunsets, trees, cliffs, rural vistas, i see beauty expressed in more simple scenes, such as the morning light drawing highlights and creating shadows or the heat haze of a summers day enveloping the landscape. With this inspiration I paint very quickly and vigorously to express what I feel

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More About Graham Gercken

Question IconWhat inspires you?

It's all about the light for me, the colours tones and contrasts .

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Bold atmospheric landscapes

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Australia Heidelberg School od artists

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Don't get bogged down in details