Mirabeau, 1997 (oil on canvas), Graham, Peter (Contemporary Artist) / Private Collection / The Bridgeman Art Library
Peter Graham was born in Glasgow in 1959. Peter has earned a reputation as one of Britain's most gifted and distinctive Modern Colourists. His work is often related to the Modern Scottish School, but Peter has a flamboyant style which is unique - detailed brush work combined with loose fluid strokes creating vibrant contrasts of pure colour, line and tone. As his work develops his fascination with colour has taken the dominant role. His painting seems effortless and intuitive which is the key to his unique style, attempting subjects that other artists would shy away from. "Often because of my approach and choice of subject I attract on-lookers, which can be a hindrance but also a help as you can see what reaction you are getting to your work, a sort of instant criticism. Occasionally there is the persistent critic who has to share something with you, but generally people are very polite and understand the work is in progress and still developing."