This painting was a challenge, not only due to it's sheer size, 120 x 120cm, but due to the fact the entire time I was working on it, a camera sat just over my shoulder on a tripod, automatically taking a photo of the whole process every 6 seconds. It felt a little bit like a whip constantly cracking away & I did work long days to try to get things done as quickly as possible!! 13 days is very quick for a piece this size normally!
The film can be viewed here on my YouTube channel ARTsarahgraham
The photographer behind it is Will Ferguson, who also kindly took the photo of 'Kaisers Rock' for me - he has far more knowledge of digital/mac stuff than I do - having studied photography, unlike me - so has been a huge help. Despite being (way) younger than me, is also very good at telling me what to do, and an absolute pro. For more info on Will & the film click below.
I'm so pleased to announce the release of the latest album by the Kaiser Chiefs, the cover of which features my painting 'Kaisers Rock'!
The album titled 'Souvenir : The Singles 2004 -2012' features all the bands best loved tunes, including 'Ruby', 'Oh My God' and 'I Predict a Riot' along with two brand new tracks. The cover features a square crop of the painting, and is now available to buy in the UK and countries worldwide. I'm so excited to have been able to combine my two main loves in life, art and music, and feel very proud to be part of such a great album from a much loved great British band.
For more information on how the commission came about, and to see the image in full please click below.