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About

I am surrounded by powerful landscapes that are too rich and alive for me to capture with traditional realism. I simplify my compositions and reduce them to evenly spaced patterns to convey my belief that everything is interwoven and homogeneous. I strive to communicate the energy and unity that I sense living in the ancestral Abenaki land of Midcoast Maine. Life is beautiful when we are connected to Nature, and it’s for that reason that my art aims to cultivate an appreciation for, and willingness to protect, our natural surroundings. Regardless of what your relationship to the natural world is, my work’s goal is to resonate with everyone, not only with those who already value ecology and the environment.

I was born in Rockport, Maine in 1988. I was lucky enough to grow up on the Damariscotta River in a house next to my stepfather's wooden boat yard. My biological father was also a boatbuilder, woodworker, and sign painter. I absorbed the traditional, ornate design aspects from all of these beautiful trades. My loving mom always encouraged my passion for art since day one.

I received excellent art instruction from Karen Hight in grade school, followed by Keith Rendall in high school, with whom I spent a summer apprenticing in his print studio. I was an art major at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst for three amazing years, before briefly attending Maine College of Art. I then suddenly decided that I needed a "real career" and went to Southern Maine Community College to be a welder and machinist. I worked in these trades through my 20's, completely ignoring art, until my friend Brendan Parsons pier-pressured me into designing a Maine Oyster logo for his business: BP's Shuck Shack of Portland, ME and the Shuck Station of Newcastle, ME. 

The logo was well received, and re-lit my artistic inspiration, which has been blazing out of control ever since. I currently live in Nobleboro, Maine with my lovely girlfriend Karina, and work as a carpenter. My free time is fully reserved for playing music with my band, the Gainers, and creating as much art as humanly possible. 

Thank you so much for visiting this website, and please don't be shy about reaching out to info@grahamwalton.art with any thoughts or questions. 

CV

And Now
Participant in Group Show Curated by Kate Rasche
George Marshall Store Gallery, York, ME September 2021

 

Souvenirs from the Coast: Fine Art by Pam Cabanas and Graham Walton
Participant in Group Show Curated by Pam Cabanas 
Salt Pond Studio, Friendship, ME July 2021


Graham Walton at Salt Pond Studio II
Solo Exhibition 
Salt Pond Studio, Friendship, ME June 2021


Circle of Friends
Participant in Group Show Curated by Pam Cabanas 
Salt Pond Studio, Friendship, ME November 2020

Graham Walton at Salt Pond Studio
Solo Exhibition 
Salt Pond Studio, Friendship, ME July 2020