About the Artist
Landscape is the starting place for all my painting. I look for the fall of light, atmosphere, the space and mood of the sky, the colour of distance, and traces of habitation and time. The work is made in the studio using sketches from outdoors, notes and memories.
Paintings in acrylic, oil pastel and mixed media.
Graham Tristram began painting after a short course at Leith School of Art in 2006. The experience encouraged interests developed years earlier while training as an architect at Edinburgh College of Art. Recording impressions and ideas by hand drawing is essential for an architect. But painting involves a different kind of observation and a direct engagement with materials and making: handling paint, oil pastel, paper or canvas, selecting colours, textures and properties. It is an individual exploration.
Work exhibited at Forth Valley Open Studios 2011-2017 alongside the West Moss-side Collective and at the SSA Annual Exhibition 2014.
Studio Tristram was formed in 2010. Architectural commissions include historic buildings, houses, interiors and specialist design work in Europe and the USA.