About the artist: Graham McKean
Limited Edition Prints and Collectable Art Prints from Global Art Prints
Print Artist: Graham McKean
Graham McKean was born in Irvine, Ayrshire in 1962. His early career was spent working in Glasgow’s Govan shipyards, before he decided to progress a career in the arts.
In 1979 Graham McKean took up a role as a graphic artist specialising in silk screen designs. Then in 1996 he became a full time professional artist concentrating on his highly distinctive oil paintings.Since that decision, McKean’s art work has gone from strength to strength and his paintings and limited edition prints are now widely collected.
Graham Mckean's paintings and art prints are much influenced by the art work of Sir Stanley Spencer. McKean uses bright colours, humour and iconic images to explore the day to day experiences of every day life. His paintings and limited edition prints capture the emotion of a single moment in time, but transcend mere description in the evocative scenes he conjures up. Speaking of his art works Graham McKean says: "I always try to produce paintings that uplift, inspire and give me hope for the future. I have explored a number of themes but I would describe my recent work as a ‘celebration of life and living’. As I draw from my own experiences there are autobiographical elements, but my intention is that the characters appear as ‘every man’ and ‘every woman’. I like a painting to have a story behind it and use humour and sentiment wherever I can as it is important for me to express emotion in all my work. If I can convey a feeling of optimism to the viewer then I will be very pleased."
Graham Mckean limited edition prints are striking. His bold figurative images command attention. The human figure is the main inspiration of his art work, set against themes from life such as work, play, romance and hope. McKean aims to communicate these emotions on an intimate level with the viewer and hopes to leave art collectors and lovers with a smile on their faces.The subject matter is a mixture of natural observation and experience - Graham merges imagination with reality.
All Graham McKean art prints and limited edition prints from Global Art Prints have been appraised and approved by the artist. Each print supplied by Global Art Prints is a superb image and satisfies the quality standards set by Graham McKean for art prints. Each art print and limited edition print series from the Global Art Prints is normally available for immediate delivery.
Artist Graham McKean at Global Art Prints