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 currently 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 has had two solo exhibitions in New Zealand with his latest being Classic New Zealand Farming 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 recent Stuff article about Graham