Graham grew up in Calgary surrounded by drawing, painting and boat building. He moved to Vancouver I his early twenties to work around boats and do more sailing but became more interested in painting and West Coast Seascape. He studied at Emily Carr College of Art and later at the Victoria College of Art.
Graham became fascinated with the bold compositional possibilities of nature and beach rocks focussing on water colour in his early years. His love for boats and painting were combined and so came about his "Dory Boat" series in brave primary colours. There are nearly 20 giclée reproductions on canvas, all colourful happy artworks to explore.