Abstract painting, as it moves away from realism confronts the viewer

with a decision making process. My paintings use the

classic elements of figure, landscape, and subconscious meddling

to create indecision, allowing the paintings to become much more interactive.

When familiar images are used as a point of departure,

it brings certain stresses into play.  These stresses,

unbalanced composition, lost boundaries, 

emotional colors, and aggravated imagery,

all force the viewer to react and deal with

the ambiguities....................................


​Paintings by


richard graham

Resumé:
- Solo show: "Sigmoid Cartology"  Stumptown Coffee   Portland, OR   May, 2017
- Solo show: "Land Escape"  Pulse PDX Gallery   Portland, OR    Feb - Mar, 2017
- Solo show: "Smiling Bricks"  BridgePort Brewpub  Portland, OR Summer, 2016
- Solo show: "Acrylic Dance Tunes"  Pulse PDX Gallery Portland, OR   Dec 2015        thru Feb 2016
- Garmin Corporate Headquarters, Salem, Oregon, commissioned works   2015
- North Coast Seed Studios Annual Show  2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
- Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Haitian Earthquake Relief juried show & auction, Miami,      Florida 2010.
- Jur
ied into Fountainhead Studios in Miami, Florida 2009