Graham Crow

Work on Paper

An established contemporary artist, Crow has developed a large following of discerning art lovers in the Bay of Plenty. A master craftsman with a dedicated, life-long passion for art, Crow has a background in life drawing and portraiture. From his studio overlooking the Rangataua estuary, surrounded by native bush, Crow creates works that respond to his environment. Daily walks with his two Jack Russell terriers around the estuary help him gather ideas from the patterns and rhythms of nature. 


Continually evolving in his artistic practice, Crow pushes the boundaries with innovative techniques and new materials. A skilled colourist, no paint is ever used directly from the tube. Instead, colours are painstakingly mixed and tested until the perfect shade is achieved. In a similar fashion, textural mediums are concocted from a mixture of store bought products and his own secret ingredients. With these recipes, Crow creates textured surfaces that are dramatic in some lights, and subtle in others. His use of luminescent pigment gives his works an otherworldly quality.