About Graham

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 exhibits regularly – please follow his facebook page to keep up to date with all the details. He also takes part in the annual Manawatu Art Expo and opens his studio twice a year for the Manawatu Art and Garden Trail, usually held on Wellington Anniversary weekend, and the Art Trail Manawatu – held in November.

He has exhibited extensively in Queensland and his works have been collected in 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.

Click the icon below to see a Stuff newspaper article about Graham.

Graham was honoured to be a featured artist in the 2020 July/August edition of the Aotearoa Artist Magazine. Click on the image to read the article.

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