Born in 1956 at Barrow-in-Furness, Graham Twyford grew up on Walney Island. His art education was at Lancaster College of Art, then Goldsmiths College of Art, London, where he graduated in 1979 with B.A.(Hons) Fine Art.
Graham Twyford became a full-time painter in 1979 and works mainly in oil and occasionally in watercolour, often using traditional ‘Old Master’ techniques which he has studied with interest over a number of years. Graham Twyford’s work is centred mainly on Landscape in the romantic tradition of British and American painting, sometimes extending to purely imaginative work inspire by the writings of J.R.R.Tolkien, C.S.Lewis or Arthurian romance.
Graham Twyford’s work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, as well as in Canada and the U.S.A. and is included in many collections around the world.
If approaching the gallery from Penrith or the M6 heading East on the A66 there is a major diversion in place to the gallery via Motherby. Instead of this we would recommend taking the first turning right to Newbiggin shortly after the Rheged roundabout, follow the road through the village and then turn left as you come out of the village. Follow the road up the hill past the recycling centre and turn right at the bend where you will see our brown tourist board sign, follow the lane and signs to the gallery. Altenatively take B5288 from Penrith to Greystoke turning left left to the gallery less than a quarter of a mile out of Greystoke.
Otherwise please follow the diversion signs on the A66 - they will successfully get you here but it will take 10 minutes longer.
OPEN EVERY DAY
10am - 5pm
Looking for a gift and spoilt for choice - how about one of our Gift Vouchers? Contact the Gallery for details.