top of page

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Born in Vancouver, but raised in the small town of Tsawassen British Columbia, I have been possessed by a passion for drawing and creating art, for as long as I can remember. Throughout high school and my first year at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design, my inspirations and creative focuses have ebbed and flowed alternately between graphic design, illustration, and fine art- slowly culminating in a style that blends all my influences from Picasso, to Andrew Loomis, to Frank Frazetta, and beyond.  

 

Since 2013, I have been actively creating, promoting and selling my artwork under the moniker of Graydon Wallace Art. Over the years I have exhibited and  participated 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). 

 

As I continue to travel along in this creative endeavour, my goal is to continue pressing forward, producing compelling work that morphs with time and experience, connecting with people in meaningful and miraculous ways. 

 

ABOUT GRAYDON WALLACE ART

 

 

GRAYDON WALLACE ART is dedicated to creating stylish & economical Decorative Posters inspired by captivating & iconic figures

GWA ICONIC POP PORTRAITS

I have always been a lover of music, films and novels (both graphic and literary), and as developing artist, I absorbed all of it. While practicing my craft and soaking up all those influences, I played around with various types of subject matter, ranging from abstracts, to landscapes, to fantasy, eventually focusing on portraiture as my path forward. 

For a long time, the missing component was discovering what kinds of figures and characters brought out the best in me as an artist, and would with resonate best with whoever was going to become my audience. It wasn't until 2013, when I haphazardly chose to put a few portraits of famous figures I found fascinating in a local show, (John Lennon & Bob Dylan) that I found the beginning of my path forward.

This, in turn, led to the development of an ongoing series of portraits featuring the iconic musicians, film stars, models, and writers that I have gained so much inspiration and value from over the years.

 

Combining a love of typography, illustration and graphic design, my resulting series of ICONIC POP PORTRAITS was born. These subjects remain close to my heart, due to their profound influence on me, and helping to kick start GRAYDON WALLACE ART into existence.

GWA ICONIC POP PORTRAIT POSTERS
MIDNIGHTS IN MERIDIAN
 
What began as a series of film noir inspired portraits, eventually morphed into a collection of colourful characters that exist in a fictitious metropolis I later named MERIDIAN CITY. Blending pop art, graphic art, and edgy portraiture, MIDNIGHTS IN MERIDIAN documents the misfits, lovers, musicians, screen stars, gangsters and law men inhabiting a mysterious world within a world that I thought would look amazing on posters, cards, and graphic tees, in the future.
GRAYDON WALLACE ART MIDNIGHTS IN MERIDIAN POSTERS

All Images © Graydon Wallace Art 2024

bottom of page