About the Artist
Paintings: oil pastel and acrylic. Nearby and remote remembered landscapes; the colour of distance.
Graham Tristram is an architect and artist.
His paintings are about landscape, the effect of light, atmosphere and recollection. Subjects are found on coastal edges or marginal lands where earth and sky meet. Flanders Moss is an example nearby, an enduring but fragile wilderness encircled by farmland and hills.
Sometimes, looking at landscape, sunlit, shaded or obscured by clouds, it is surprising how the strict rules of time seem to relax with distance, so all outcomes are contained and possible. Afterwards, the painting is a record of a moment on a journey long over - so perhaps the aim is the suspension of time altogether.
Paintings in oil pastel or acrylic are made in the studio using sketches from outdoors, notes and memories.
Forth Valley Open Studios 2011-2021
Society of Scottish Artists Annual Exhibition 2014
Royal Institute of British Architects – 40 under Forty 1985
Royal Scottish Academy Summer Exhibition – Architecture 1983 and 1984
Studio Tristram was formed in 2010. Architectural commissions include historic buildings, houses, interiors and design work in Europe and the USA.