Contemporary Art, Furniture & Craft Gallery · Licensed Café

Saturday 14 May – 2 July 2022

Acrylics

We are delighted to show a selection of Brian Graham’s Great Heath paintings in this exhibition of Dorset art.

Celebrated by Thomas Hardy, the heath originally stretched between Dorchester where Hardy grew up and Bournemouth where Brian Graham grew up. As an important habitat, it is now being restored by the National Trust, RSPB and Natural England amongst others. For Hardy it was the atmospheric setting for The Return of the Native and also appeared in The Mayor of Casterbridge as a form of Shakespearean elemental heath. Brian Graham’s paintings feel their way back in time to the periods Hardy described and also much further back inspired by the Paleolithic and Bronze Age remains that have been found in the area. These paintings bring Brian Graham back to his own earliest childhood memories; memories which seem to have shaped a part of his dreams and emotional landscape ever since. Brian’s experimental and exploratory use of colour, tone and texture speak to the heart. The paintings in the exhibition are shown immediately below with a fuller collection of the works further down the page. Viewings of particular paintings not in the exhibition can be arranged by appointment. Please contact the gallery with any enquiries on t: 01308 459511 or email gallery@sladersyard.co.uk

The following are available to buy. Click on the image to expand it.

Brian Graham Autumn Summit

Dimensions: 76 x 61 cm 

Framed size: 87 x 72 cm

Medium:  Acrylic on canvas 

Available to order: £4,500

Please enquire: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or tel: 01308 459511

Brian Graham A stunted thorn stands here and there I

Dimensions: 51 x 51 cm 

Framed size: 61 x 61 cm

Medium:  Acrylic on canvas 

Available to order: £3,700

Please enquire: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or tel: 01308 459511

Brian Graham Behind, the scene is wilder II (Thomas Hardy)

Dimensions: 50 x50 cm 

Framed size: 61 x 61 cm

Medium:  Acrylic on canvas 

Available to order: £3,700

Please enquire: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or tel: 01308 459511

Brian Graham Murmuration, Egdon

Dimensions: 33 x 24 cm 

Framed size: 41 x 33 cm

Medium:  Acrylic on canvas 

Available to buy: £1,600 + £20 p&p

Brian Graham Within the gravels I

Dimensions: 28 x 23 cm 

Framed size: 42 x 37 cm

Medium:  Acrylic on Fabriano paper 

Available to buy: £1,200 + £20 p&p

Brian Graham Wounded Gold II

Dimensions: 28 x 19 cm 

Framed size: 52 x 45.5 cm

Medium:  Acrylic on Fabriano paper 

Available to order: £1,100

Please enquire: gallery@sladersyard.co.uk or tel: 01308 459511