Graham Lock is an award-winning figurative artist painting in watercolours, oils and acrylics. Although he lives in Chatham, in the county of Kent in the South East of England, he paints on his travels all over the world. He receives regular commissions from clients and has paintings in many private collections in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
“I want my paintings to speak for themselves. I paint anything that grabs my attention, and my subjects are often quite ordinary scenes. My aim, though, is to paint not only what I see, but also to communicate what caught my interest – perhaps a particular atmosphere, a juxtaposition of colours, an unusual play of light, a pattern of repeated shapes, a certain quirkiness, or the subject’s inherent beauty.”
Graham has been elected to Associate Membership of the Royal Miniaturist Society, probably the foremost society of its kind in the world. Painting ‘Miniatures’ is a highly specialised genre of art and a miniature painting takes many hours of intense concentration to complete. Graham has also been elected to membership of the United Society of Artists, and the highly prestigious London Sketch Club.
He is also a member of a number of art groups in Kent, in which County he regularly gives painting demonstrations and teaches workshops.
As well as exhibiting widely in Kent, Graham has exhibited extensively in London – The Mall Gallery, the Westminster Gallery, the Cotton Centre, the Coningsby Gallery, The London Sketch Club, The National Maritime Museum and the McPherson Gallery in Greenwich and the Alexander Miles Gallery at St Katherine’s Dock.
To discuss any aspect of Graham’s work or to make a purchase, please contact him via the appropriate link.