GRAEME BALCHIN ARTIST PAINTER
Contemporary Works on Paper and Figurative Paintings
Exhibiting Soho Galleries, Sydney
is something that lives inside me, a thing that is vital to my well-being. It
is a huge part of my every day life and to be without it is something I could
A full time artist working mainly in oils and graphite, I choose the term
“Imaginative Realist" to describe my style. I am mostly self taught but
have learnt and studied in a great many places, so I am influenced by many but
determined to stay true to my own style.
The paintings I have created for this exhibition, "The Immaculate
Perception" are the culmination of a decade of working with two particular
models, my stepdaughter Amy and her friend Alexandra.
. After you have studied a subject so long in painting it, you fall in love
with every little detail. I like to paint so as to give the desire to touch the
painting, the feel of the skin, or the material - kind of 3D effect.
want to give the viewer the same feeling that I get when painting it;
everything becomes so immaculate and the shapes are so beautiful you can not
stop looking at them.