Graham qualified as an Architect in the 1970s, and founded an Architectural practice in Liverpool which he ran successfully for many years. In 2006 he forsook the world of Architecture to return to University as a mature student to undertake a full time Fine Art Degree qualifying in 2009 with First Class Honours.
He was invited to Austria to exhibit, worked at a cutting edge Gallery/project in Liverpool and exhibited widely, in short immersing himself in the field of Contemporary Art .
In 2011 Graham began returning to his core skills of drawing, sketching and watercolours, he also began teaching watercolour painting. By 2013 he was running 6 classes a week from his studio and the local community centre.
2015 saw Graham undertake his first appointment teaching watercolour painting on cruise liners and he was also shortlisted by the “Artist’s and Illustrator’s Magazine” as “Artist of the Year” exhibiting in London’s Mall gallery as a result. Graham teaches more on a one-to-one basis these days, exhibits, and demonstrates and undertakes workshop days for Art Societies.
In 2016 he founded “Wirral Urban Sketchers” a non-profit, no subscription group dedicated to sketching, drawing and generally enjoying a community activity. W.U.S. now numbers over 80 active members with a facebook following of over 500. Members enjoy regular monthly get-togethers and additional workshop days over the summer.
He has recently been a winning contestant on the BBC show “Home is where the Art is” and featured in “Cheshire Life” magazine and the Wirral Borough of Culture’s “Creative Bulletin.”
You can find out much more about Graham at his Website www. grahamthewart.uk