Graham first came to the North-East in the late 1970s to study architecture at Newcastle University. He settled and worked in the region for 25 years before health issues forced him to leave his profession as a Chartered Surveyor. He is a member of Knightsbridge Art Club in Gosforth, where he lives, and often paints on location with other members of the club. Graham has a background in watercolour painting but now enjoys working in a wide range of media. In recent years, he has been working in a variety of ways with maps, often using old Ordnance Survey maps as a base for his pen & ink drawings and miniature watercolours.