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From kanimbla to the blue mountains

Graham Gercken
Mckellars Park, Australia

About the Artist

Graham was born in Queensland Australia 1960
Predominantly self taught he chose oil paints as his medium and painted wet into wet, which is the style of the impressionist artists and lends itself best for outdoor painting like those of the AustralianHeidelberg school of artists.
1984 saw Graham move to the "World Heritage listed" Blue Mountains west of Sydney . His professional career begun here by selling his pintings to tourists from all parts of the world
Graham lived as an Artist In Residence at Dunmoochin, Victoria 1998, the home of renowned Australian artist Clifton Pugh,
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About the Artist

Graham was born in Queensland Australia 1960
Predominantly self taught he chose oil paints as his medium and painted wet into wet, which is the style of the impressionist artists and lends itself best for outdoor painting like those of the AustralianHeidelberg school of artists.
1984 saw Graham move to the "World Heritage listed" Blue Mountains west of Sydney . His professional career begun here by selling his pintings to tourists from all parts of the world
Graham lived as an Artist In Residence at Dunmoochin, Victoria 1998, the home of renowned Australian artist Clifton Pugh,
In 2003 he traveled to China where he lived there for 4 years and met some great Chinese artists who showed him the techniques of ink wash painting.
After 30 Years of professionally Painting he has won many awards including a first place in last years prestigious Blackheath Rhododendron art competition 2018
Grahams works have been commissioned for many print publications , including novel and magazine covers, calendars and diaries.
Awards
2018
1st place – oil, acrylic
Blackheath Rhododendron Festival Art Show

2016
Highly commended
Artfest award for Landscape

2011
Judged Best Acrylic / oil
Winmalee Autumn artfest

2001
Second Prize
Whittlesea Show

2001
Best painting between $602 & $950

2000
Yakkerboo Art Show
Highly Commended

2000
Chirnside Park Art show
Highly Commended

2000
Warrandyte Art Show
Highly Commended

2000
Cobram Art Show
Best Painting

1999
30th Werribee Art Show
First Prize

1999
Whittlesea Agricultural show
Best Painting

1999
Kalkalo Art Show
Second Prize

1999
Whittlesea Agricultural show
First prize

1999
Whittlesea Agricultural show
Most Outstanding

1998
Whittlesea Agricultural show
Most Outstanding

1998
Whittlesea Agricultural show
Second Prize

1998
Whittlesea Agricultural show
Third prize

1998
Whittlesea Agricultural show
First Prize

1992
Oberon Art Show
Second Prize

1986
Penrith Leauges Club Art Show

Artist’s Work

From kanimbla to the blue mountains
Graham gercken

From Kanimbla to the Blue Mountains

By Graham Gercken

Selected Exhibitions

  • Rhododendron Festival Art Show
    Blackheath Rhododendron Festival Art Show, 2018