Barbara J Graham

Barbara is a full time abstract expressionist painter with a BFA(Hons) from Wimbledon College of Art. Graham draws inspiration from the philosopher Ekart Tolle who believes that life’s meaning is to be found in the joy of the present moment. Graham’s paintings are a collection of marks brought together like notes in a piece of music, each mark stands alone for an individual moment, yet they all work together in a harmonious whole to capture a moment and feeling in time.

Catalysts by Barbara J Graham
016 Don’t Compromise with Barbara J Graham

016 Don’t Compromise with Barbara J Graham

Get Messy Podcast Today I chatted with the incredible Barbara J Graham. She is the guest artist for Get Messy's Season of Less. We spoke a lot about how she creates, how she puts her emotions into her paintings, and how she is able to express the...

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Don’t Compromise with Barbara J Graham

Don’t Compromise with Barbara J Graham

Barbara’s lessons from her own creative story. Going to art school at 37. Exploring mediums like a child, how the inner critic shouldn’t exist, resourcefulness and restraint, and never compromising.

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Bonus: Going large in an A3 sketchbook

Bonus: Going large in an A3 sketchbook

Season#gmseasonoflessTaking everything we've learned in the first tutorial, we are now going to take the same colours and techniques and go large. When you open up an A3 sketchbook...

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Colour Mixing

Colour Mixing

Season#gmseasonoflessIn this tutorial learn how to explore the full possible range of a limited colour palette, and experiment with mark making. In the next lesson, we'll pull it...

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Meet Barbara and her Painting Sketchbook

Meet Barbara and her Painting Sketchbook

Season#gmseasonoflessMeet Barbara J Graham and take a look inside her painting sketchbook. Have you ever wanted to say more with less? How does colour and mark making convey emotion...

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