Artist from Australia
at Jose Art Gallery since May 4th, 2019
About the artist Graham Gercken
Graham was born in Queensland Australia 1960 Predominantly self taught he chose oil paints as his medium and painted wet into wet, which is the style of the impressionist artists and lends itself best for outdoor painting like those of the AustralianHeidelberg school of artists. 1984 saw Graham move to the "World Heritage listed" Blue Mountains west of Sydney . His professional career begun here by selling his pintings to tourists fr om all parts of the world Graham lived as an Artist In Residence at Dunmoochin, Victoria 1998, the home of renowned Australian artist Clifton Pugh, In 2003 he traveled to China wh ere he lived there for 4 years and met some great Chinese artists who showed him the techniques of ink wash painting. After 30 Years of professionally Painting he has won many awards including a first place in last years prestigious Blackheath Rhododendron art competition 2018 Grahams works have been commissioned for many print publications , including novel and magazine covers, calendars and diaries.
Exhibitions of Graham Gercken
Awards 2018 1st place - oil, acrylic Blackheath Rhododendron Festival Art Show 2016 Highly commended Artfest award for Landscape 2011 Judged Best Acrylic / oil Winmalee Autumn artfest 2001 Second Prize Whittlesea Show 2001 Best painting between $602 & $950 2000 Yakkerboo Art Show Highly Commended 2000 Chirnside Park Art show Highly Commended 2000 Warrandyte Art Show Highly Commended 2000 Cobram Art Show Best Painting 1999 30th Werribee Art Show First Prize 1999 Whittlesea Agricultural show Best Painting 1999 Kalkalo Art Show Second Prize 1999 Whittlesea Agricultural show First prize 1999 Whittlesea Agricultural show Most Outstanding 1998 Whittlesea Agricultural show Most Outstanding 1998 Whittlesea Agricultural show Second Prize 1998 Whittlesea Agricultural show Third prize 1998 Whittlesea Agricultural show First Prize 1992 Oberon Art Show Second Prize 1986 Penrith Leauges Club Art Show
Education of Graham Gercken
Year 12 Higher school certificate at Penrith high No formal Art training , self taught painting both plein air and studio