Graham Crowley believes in the infinite potential of painting and that one should aim to make art that is both entertaining and substantial. Drawing provides the basis for his painting, which is at once both sensual and restrained. He uses ordinary subjects and creates extraordinary new identities for them. They are romantic images; they celebrate life and do not try to analyse it. The monochrome flower paintings engage emotion and the imagination. A sense of excitement and rediscovery shines out from the stylized figuration of the landscapes. Crowley studied at St Martin’s College of Art and taught at Goldsmith’s and at the Royal College of Art, where he was professor of Painting 1998-2006.