Graham Webber ROI, IEA, EAGMA
Graham is a professional artist living in North East Essex and is an elected member of The Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Institute of East Anglian Artists. His love of landscape oil painting stems from the adaptability and responsiveness of the medium as well as his family connections to the landscape. East Anglian painters such as Edward Seago, Harry Becker and John Constable are constant sources of inspiration. Most of Graham’s paintings are influenced by changing atmospheres and appreciation of nature and the landscape itself whether at home in East Anglia or further afield.
Graham was commissioned to write oil painting and drawing chapters in a book entitled ‘Artists Painting Techniques’ published by Dorling Kindersley and was the consultant artist for ‘Artists Drawing Techniques’ by the same publishers. He writes articles regularly for The Artist Magazine, has been featured in Artists and Illustrators Magazine and is listed in ‘Who’s Who in Art’. Graham’s paintings have also been used on set for the BBC. His first instructional film ‘Inspired by Atmosphere’ was produced by Townhouse Films in 2022 and is available on DVD or to stream and a book about Graham and his work, published in the same year, was written by gallery director Adrian Hill FRSA. Graham’s paintings are collected throughout the UK, Europe and the USA and are also held in the Albert Sloman Library’s (University of Essex) permanent collection.
Initially working outdoors, studies are brought back to the studio. Gathering inspiration from the subject first hand is very important to me and helps to identify the essence of the work. My aim is to keep a fresh painterly quality, simplifying the landscape in oil paint. Placing colour and tones against each other, the shape of brush strokes and the paint surface are all as important to the painting as the subject itself. My inspiration comes from the landscape and coastline of East Anglia throughout the seasons.
- Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI)
- The Institute of East Anglian Artists (Associate) (IEA)
- Frank Herring Easel Award
- IEA Daler-Rowney Prize
- The Menena Joy Schwabe Memorial Award
- ‘Cattle by the River Stour’ Highly Commended by the Clayden Estate (National Trust) during ‘The People’s Landscape’ exhibition
- Royal Institute of Oil Painters
- Royal Society of Marine Artists
- Royal Society of British Artists
- Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition
- Llewellyn Alexander (London)
- Thompson’s Gallery (Aldeburgh)
- Mandell’s Gallery (Norwich)
- Solo Shows with Thompson’s Gallery
- Solo Shows with Adrian Hill Fine Art
- Thompson’s, Aldeburgh
- Adrian Hill Fine Art, Holt