Trained at Goldsmiths College London, graduating in 1979 with BA (Hons) Fine Art.
Exhibited at Royal Academy, Royal Institute (Oil Painters) and regularly at the Lake Artists Society to which he elected member in the mid 1980’s.
Since the 1990’s he has designed and illustrated for Wedgwood, Coalport, Compton and Woodhouse, Danbury Mint, Bradford Exchange and Royal Worcester.
Graham works in most painting and graphic mediums, with oil painting forming the major part of his output, Landscape features largely in this work interspersed with imaginative invention/illustration. Taking influence from American and British Landscape traditions such as the Luminists and Hudson River School, he applies similar working methods in a response to diverse lakeland landscapes.
Recently Graham has been producing a series of popular paintings and prints exploring the atmospheric effects of light in various towns and cities in the north of England. These images not only combine expert handling of figures and buildings but reveal familiar locations in unusual and striking effects of light.