ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Graydon Wallace has always posessed a passion for visual art. Throughout high school and his first year at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Wallace developed a keen interest in illustration, sharpening his skills in both drawing and painting and slowly defined his style. His main source of inspiration during that time period was derived from the stylization and character designs he found in comic books and graphic novels. However, the study of modern artists such as Pablo Picasso, Henri de Tolouse-Lautrec, Salvador Dali & Edvard Munch, as well as illustrators such as Andrew Loomis and Norman Rockwell, served to further expand his palette. Understanding the way painting and graphic art could be combined to enhance his own illustrative ideas.
"For a lot of artists, I it's difficult to easily explain where their style comes from, because it manifests itself so gradually. Style is as personal and valuable as a signature, and something that should be embraced and challenged in equal measure. I'm always trying to find new ways to blend my various influences into a fresh mixture, and approach each project from a fresh angle. The goal is always about communicating the character and atmosphere of the subjects I explore, and passing the inspiration I've derived from them on to others. When I have an opportunity to produce art that takes on a new life outside of me and connects with others, there's no feeling more fulfilling and rewarding than that."
Since 2013, Wallace has been actively creating, promoting and selling his mixed media illustrations through his business and brand: Graydon Wallace Art. Wallace has exhibited and sold his work while participating in various group shows throughout Vancouver, such as: Glitz Entertainment's"Lab Art Show" (2013), RAW Vancouver's "Panorama Showcase" (2014), South Delta Artist Guild's"Oil & Water Show" (2014 & 2015) and The Pancakes & Booze Art Show (2015-present). Additionally, Wallace has also contributed his artwork for donation, to raise funds for Camp Kerry and for non-profit organization, AIDS Vancouver.
Through Graydon Wallace Art, Wallace hopes to continue producing decorative art that celebrates his client's heroes, interests, passions and individuality.
ABOUT THE ART
GRAYDON WALLACE ART is decorative gift art produced with traditional mixed media on paper ( pencils, inks, acrylics, and washes ) and scanned, composed and finished digitally for a crisp and clean final result. Utilizing bold and minimal colours with strong contrasts and a variety of dramatic or iconic subjects, GRAYDON WALLACE ART is stylish, modern and works wonderfully solo or group in sets of two or more!
GRAYDON WALLACE ART is printed on high quality, satin photo paper that is mounted on wood cradled board and varnished with an archival UV protective spray to create a strong and clean gallery feel. All purchased art includes the artist's signature and hanging wire installed on the back for easy display. If you're seeking unique and truly original art on a modest budget, GRAYDON WALLACE ART has you covered!
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