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Graham sells original paintings and drawings, prints and cards with cars and motorobikes and local scenes as his main subject matter.

I was made redundant from my long term Civil Service photography job in October 2010 and now am a self employed artist and photographer.

 

I started painting in October 2009 after joining David Ochiltree’s art class in Churchdown, Gloucester. I’ve been sketching/doodling all my life but quickly realised that I could actually draw and paint. Since redundancy I’ve carried on learning with the help of many library books and lots of trial and error. I get totally lost to the world when I’m drawing and painting and count myself very lucky to be able to indulge myself in this way.

 

I enjoy spending time at Prescott Hill Climb near Cheltenham and have used my photographs from there as the basis for most of my pictures so far.

 

I use Windsor and Newton Artists Watercolours along with sprayed Copic ink for some backgrounds or pigment pens and a dip pen for drawing. I mainly work on Fabriano HP watercolour paper. I start by printing a photo to work from, then spend some hours drawing a pencil framework from it and then watercolours and ink as I fancy.

 

I make my own digital prints and cards using pigment inks on quality paper using archive quality mounts, fixings and tape on all work.

 

Graham Abbott

Graham is based in

Gloucester

 

 

 

Contact

grahamabbott@me.com

 

Website

www.4apainting.co.uk

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