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Resident artist draws inspiration from natural surrounds

Bongaree resident draws inspiration from surrounds

Bolton Clarke Bongaree Retirement Village resident Graham first studied art at school and took up a paintbrush again to challenge himself in retirement.

Now the former policeman, 74, is hoping to set up an outdoor studio on the patio of his one-bedroom unit to expand his catalogue of more than 100 paintings – including the winning portrait from the village’s 2022 art competition.

Graham says his love of painting grew to keep him challenged after he retired in 2004.

“I did art as a subject at school and was introduced to water colours where I developed an interest,” he says.

“I was inspired by the impressionists like Vincent Van Gogh and Monet.”

In retirement, the grandfather of three was looking for a new challenge and in addition to acting as the village’s volunteer bus driver, he decided to try his hand at art again.

“I like puzzles, crosswords and anything which is a challenge, and painting provides that for me,” he says.

“The bigger the canvas the more I can enjoy the art itself and work on improving my technique.

“I try to do a bit of everything like landscapes and still life paintings where I can adjust the lighting and shadows.

“I recently painted a series of trawlers anchored in the Bribie Passage.”

Graham has painted many self-portraits and often profiles his wife in his work.

“I try to get the eyes right, then everything else follows,” he says.

He also uses the Bribie Island bushland setting as a creative stimulus.

“I like the green of the bush and I’ve noticed every tree has a different shade,” he says.

“Being here at Bongaree on the edge of Bribie is inspiring.”

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