Graham Christensen was awarded highly commended in the Royal Queensland Art Society ‘Big Art Awards’ for his painting Heading for Water.
Graham Christensen did not pick up an artist’s brush until his early 60’s but quickly showed a natural talent with oils and a great affinity with the rural landscape.
He lives on a farm near Palmerston North in the Manawatu region and works from a large, light-filled studio – a converted room at the back of the barn.
Graham is currently preparing for his third solo exhibition in New Zealand, ‘Rural Recollections’ to be held at the Yellow Church Gallery in Mangaweka. He has also exhibited extensively in Queensland and his works have been collected throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Graham’s paintings depict his life-long love of farming and the rugged landscape that New Zealand offers. His latest works are a reminiscence of rural life and moments in time that make up the rich tapestry of our farming communities and their significant place in our country’s history.
To read a Stuff article about Graham