Argyll Dreaming


Atmospheric, acrylic on poster board by Sue Graham.

Supplied in white wood frame. The outer frame measures approximately 100cm x 75cm

This piece can also be purchased using Own Art - interest free credit, payable in 10 equal monthly direct debit instalments of £95 - contact the gallery for an email application form.

Artist Statement - About 'Argyll Dreaming'

Due to lockdown in 2020 we couldn’t go to Argyll as planned.

I was longing for the winding road from Glasgow to Tayinloan, through fringes of old forests around the edges of Loch Long and Loch Fyne, over the narrow strip of land at Tarbert and down onto the Kintyre Peninsula where views open up to sea, islands and distant mountains. As I couldn’t get there I needed to use my imagination. 

I found an old poster board lying around so decided to see what happened when I painted on it. I wasn’t looking for a good result, just having fun but I loved what appeared. It was a strange surface for painting on. Nice size though. 

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About Sue Graham

I can barely remember a time when I didn’t paint, or wasn’t thinking about painting. I have had various other ‘real’ jobs; PR, Retail Management, Special Events. Somehow though my heart was never in them and I’m not sure I was ever truly good at them. 

Ideas for paintings keep on coming. Sometimes I worry the well of creativity will run dry… but so far every time I go there I am able to bring something back. There is an endless variety of inspiration in the world.

My working style is quite chaotic, usually launching straight into a painting with an idea in my head and seeing where that takes me. There then follows a period of ‘retrenchment’; lots of adjusting and assessing. And sometimes things are scrapped. Some paintings come fast and some emerge through a more convoluted process.

Over the years I have received so much encouragement from friends and, touchingly, from random strangers too. It means a lot to me, so a big ‘thank you’ to you all. Somebody once asked me to reflect on why it is that I paint: the question has sat with me for years but I think the answer is this: to communicate feelings and ideas and to be accepted for who I am.

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