Postcards with my painting arrived today from AVANT Card. You can find them at almost 1500 locations all over Australia: cafes, museums, galleries, cinemas, libraries, universities, bars, etc. If you see one, please share a photo and location. You can also mail them to your family and friends. The cards are free!
I like to combine digital and traditional materials and this is what my work process usually looks like:
My illustration featured on Alliance Française d’Adelaide's website. AF also distributed poster/booklets I designed to kids who will participate in an illustration contest. I will be one of the judges and am VERY, VERY excited to see all the artwork!
Here's a new piece I'm working on. It is inspired by wish trees I saw in the Republic of Georgia. These trees are usually found near sacred places and people tie handkerchieves and pieces of cloth to tree branches while making a wish.
Last night I felt like doodling. The doodle turned into a sketch. The sketch turned into a photo. And then I thought I can doodle over it with digital brushes and that turned into this. For now, I call it "Fireflies." Still working on the face and other details, so keep on checking back for updates here and on my Facebook page.
I started work on a new "secret" series. Once I have enough new paintings, I'll reveal what it is. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of a work in progress. With this new series, I am also experimenting with a new way of working which looks something like this:
Step 1: Type the idea using iPad notes
Step 2: Image research
Step 3: DIGITAL sketch
Step 4: Pencil underdrawing
Step 5: Painting (gouache and ink and gold pigment where applicable)
Step 6: Digitise the unfinished image and experiment in Photoshop (the image above is at this stage)
Step 7: Back to painting (using the digital experiment as a guide) until it's complete
Back to work now! :D
"Alice in the Garden" - M. Graham gouache painting now on view at the Espionage-Gallery Adelaide. A2 and A4 limited edition giclee prints also available. If interested, please contact the gallery. And here is how the painting was made ;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YxCyrxR3A0
Come see my new work - it will be SUPER FUN! :D
Espionage Gallery Proudly Presents : We're All Mad Here, An Alice in Wonderland Exhibition.
The most ambitious exhibition to date featuring over 70 of the world's best artists from Stockholm, Vienna, Paris, Toronto, St.Louis, New Zealand, Phillipines, Kobe, Sydney, Melbourne Brisbane and Adelaide.
On March 14th Follow the White Rabbit into the rabbit hole of Espionage Gallery for an exhibition of all things Alice. On opening night there will be a Tea Party visitors and artist can partake in and Espionage Gallery is asking everyone to dress in their best Alice in Wonderland attire.
Still working on this painting for the Alice in Wonderland themed group show at the Espionage Gallery. Very, very far from being done with it, but thought I'd share the process anyway. I think it's my most detailed painting to date. :)