Born in Essex in 1944, Graham Petley was educated at the Headley Walter School in Brentwood before studying Design at the South East Technical College. After working for a time as a window dresser and a deep sea fisherman, he opened an art gallery in Rayleigh in 1972 where he worked hard to promote several artists as well as his own work. In 1980 however, he decided to sell his business in order to concentrate on his paintings and since then he has exhibited widely across the country and abroad. Inspired by the changing seasons this renowned landscape artist captures the mood and poetry of the countryside. All the pastoral pleasures of the country's magical seasons are faithfully recorded and portrayed in his paintings. Rising early to catch the pearly light of dawn or lingering to witness the golden hues of dusk, Graham has captured the timeless charm of the countryside with breathtaking clarity.