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 art produced with traditional mixed media (pencils,
inks, watercolour and acrylic paints on paper) that is then scanned at high resolution, and finished with digital media. To provide value and variety for customers and collectors alike, all Graydon Wallace Poster Art is printed on high quality satin finish Epson photo paper. Graydon Wallace Canvas Art is original art: a giclee canvas print transfer of a completed illustration, with the artist's hand put back into the finished work. Stretched to a frame, enhanced with brush strokes and layers of acrylic paint for additional definition, and finally varnished.
Graydon Wallace CANVAS ART is original, bold and one of a kind. Printed to canvas with archival inks, stretched to a frame, and embellished with acrylic paint for added texture and definition, the artwork is finally varnished to produce a beautiful even finish.
These one of a kind works are available in standard 16x20, 20x24, 24x30 or can be scaled up to as large as 30x40 inches, for an even grander visual impact. Wire is also installed on the frame, to make hanging easy. If you're seeking an alternative to poster art and want a decorative piece that is more heavy body and completely original, this is the format for you! These specialty items are not available in my online store, but can be specially ordered through me via my Contact page!
Graydon Wallace POSTER ART is printed on high quality, satin photo paper and mounted on board to provide a harder backing, and framed in classic black for a sleek, clean and modern feel. All purchased framed art includes a hanger for easy display. This is a bold, and economic alternative format if you're seeking quality original art on a more modest budget.