Grahame Preece – Dorset based artist specialising in Wildlife,
Seascape & Landscape and Portraits.



I think Marshall McLuhan did untold damage to the Art World, when he said in the 1960s, “Art is anything you can get away with.” I profoundly disagree with this assertion; if it were true, all Art would be worthless. Unfortunately, I think this has almost become the case with the mainstream of western art.

To my mind there is nothing more challenging than portraiture. There are so many variations on the basic pattern. Every human being is such a unique and improbable phenomenon and I try to capture this in each picture I make. I work mainly in watercolour for portraits, which is a splendid medium for capturing fleeting glances and in quick drying acrylic for most other subjects. I have been painting for over 40 years and my previous careers included The Merchant Navy (6 years), The Household Cavalry (23 years) and Army Welfare Officer (15 years). I have travelled extensively and my careers have enabled me to live and work in Singapore, Malaya, East Africa and Germany.

I have sold my paintings to customers from all over Europe, and some in Australia and Canada. My favourite areas of interest are Wildlife and Landscapes but my subjects are very diverse and include portraits, equine and pet studies. In summer I paint in Dorset and during the winter in Europe; until recently holding a one-man exhibition annually in Spain.

Commissions for Portraits, Pets and Landscapes are welcomed. I am a member of the Dorset Visual Arts group and regularly participate in the Dorset Art Weeks open studios exhibitions.

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Prints are available in many sizes from postcard to poster, also Greetings Cards.
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Send a photo of  your favourite pet, house or loved one and I will reproduce it in Acrylic or Watercolour at very affordable prices.

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