William Graham (1923-2011)

4 December – 15 January 2014

William lived in Winchester for the last twenty years and passed away at the age of over 90 in December 2011.  This collection depicts his aim in painting which was to make the picture a thing of beauty. His unique soft pallet and his subject matters are inspired by Bonnard, the early works of Picasso and Toulouse-Lautrec. He leaned towards those subjects which offer the casual moments of pleasure and delight, he claimed that he worked best when the relationship between the subjects means, and ends, in agreement.  He had the ability to paint a world that is no longer and his talent in painting in oil enables us to feel the nostalgia of the artist for these lost times.