About Graham

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

Click on the magazine image to read the article.



Graham Christensen lives on a farm near Palmerston North, in the Manawatu/Rangitikei region, and paints from a large, light-filled studio – a converted room at the back of the barn.

He 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.

Graham’s paintings depict his life-long love of farming and the rugged landscape that New Zealand offers. His 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.

In November 2023 Graham won the Fakes and Forgeries art competition for his painting ‘Glenburn 2’ which was inspired by New Zealand contemporary artist Karl Maughan.

To keep up to date on Graham’s exhibitions and studio openings please follow his facebook or instagram page. He is a regular exhibitor at the annual Manawatu Art Expo as well as various galleries throughout the Manawatu/Rangitikei region. Additionally, Graham opens his studio each year for the Art Trail Manawatu which is usually held mid October.

Click on the links below to read the latest press articles about Graham.

Stuff 

NZ Herald  

Seven Sharp 

Farmers Weekly

Aotearoa Artist Magazine