AN EXHIBITION of paintings, The Space Between, inspired by the diverse landscapes of the North of England opens at Scarborough’s Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) in March.

Graham Lowe started his career as a trainee illustrator in a small commercial art studio in Leicestershire, gaining experience in creating illustrations for books and other artwork for publication.

After working for a number of years as an illustrator and in industry he gained a Fine Art degree.

Since then he has exhibited in galleries throughout the North of England and his paintings have been bought by public and private collectors both in this country and abroad.

Graham works with a wide range of painting media including soft pastel, mixed media, oils, acrylic, gouache and watercolour.

He enjoys painting landscapes, still lifes, portraits and birds as well as abstract landscapes.

Graham said: “My aim is to try to celebrate the intrinsic beauty of our wild coastlines and landscapes.

“My paintings often fall between figuration and abstraction. The latest body of work, The Space Between, comprises a series of paintings focusing on dramatic coastlines, with sea stacks, cliffs, headlands and wild beaches.”

He added: “My interest lies in exploring colour and form as well as the changing light and weather conditions which contribute to a sense of place.

“All of the paintings are created using oils or acrylic paint on canvas or paper.”

Graham is based in Lancaster where he has lived since 1990. For almost 20 years he was an art tutor for Lancashire Adult Learning and continues to teach and work with groups from a wide range backgrounds.

The Space Between can be seen in the gallery at the SJT from Monday, March 12 to Saturday, April 21. The gallery is open from 10am to 6pm, Mondays to Saturdays, except during show times. Entry is free.