Graham McKenzie-Smith - Greenoch and Penrith

Derwent graphite pencil, ink and digital painting


Graham has over 20 years experience working with his artistic skills in areas such as murals, trompe l’oeil, design and photography and has recently returned to his roots in traditional art.

Although based in Scotland, Graham has always had a strong connection with Cumbria having climbed most of the mountains and owning a holiday lodge near Penrith. This has allowed him to build a library of inspirational images which he uses as source material for his recent works.

 Indeed, even his preferred medium is the Cumbrian made Derwent Graphite pencil, though he has also recently been working with pen and charcoal, as well as exploring digital painting techniques.

 His preference is for monotone pictures where the shades and textures work together with high detail so that the viewer spends time with his drawings rather than moving quickly on from a punchy image.

Although his style can appear traditional, he often incorporates his own unique stamp, be it an unusual viewpoint or feature.

He is currently working on a collection of pencil and pen/charcoal drawings, many of which are available here, but he also plans to develop more colour paintings in both digital and watercolour mediums.


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