Graham Ruddick

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All my life I have been fascinated by light and how it provokes stories and imagination. I have been drawing or creating colour since an early age - including a spell as a semi-professional stage lighting designer. My real interest in painting was sparked when I trained with Dina Southwell in Essex. I move between landscapes, still life paintings and abstracts. Each is its own challenge and pleasure.

My main ambition is to give a sense of narrative and movement to the images I create; often trying to recapture moments caught on the move. Although I use many different media, I always return to oils as I love their malleability. For me painting is a form of sculpture.

Graham would love to hear from you if you have any questions or would just like to chat to him about his work. Get in touch via email any time: