GRAHAM EDWARD RHODES
I was born in the ancient city of Worcester and I live in a small village called blidworth which is situated about 5 miles outside Mansfield Nottinghamshire. I went to rushcliffe Comprehensive in west Bridgeford Nottingham and west nottinghamshire college.
My interest in art first started when I was about 6 years old, I used to sit for hours drawing birds and people experimenting with shading and hatching using a selection of pens,pencils and charcoal on scraps of paper and old cereal boxes.
As I have grown older my drawings have become more diverse and now include a variety of surreal figures and scenes alike. I have a very vivid and extended imagination, this helps me to create very descriptive pictures time over with dramatic effects.
My drawings are often quite Asymmetrical with Geometric focal points and negative spaces some include strange quirky objects and amusing creatures. I want my art to entice the viewer by skillfully arousing the eyes and the imagination to draw them in keeping them focused not only on the main images but towards the smaller hidden images within that make the picture come to life and give it depth.
It has taken me over 35 years as a self taught artist to produce the work you see before you today. My achievements which include winning an award in the Art Slant 6th 2012 showcase with my drawing called progression. Juried winner in the DRAWING Category of the ArtSlant 1st 2014 Showcase competition! with my work Behind the door of intrigue.