GRAHAM EVERNDEN graduated from Maidstone College of Art with a First Class BA Honours degree.
He worked for several years in London as a graphic designer before becoming a freelance printmaker and illustrator.
Graham combines illustrating with producing hand-made limited edition etching prints.
He sells through galleries in this country, Europe, America and Australia.
Graham is particularly interested in the patterns within the countryside, whether it is in the fields, water or in the clouds.
His etchings are full of detail and colour.
Graham says that etching is the one medium, because of using a needle to draw, that one can record in the smallest detail.
He has exhibited many times at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Graham was commissioned by the Royal Mail to produce a set of stamps to commemorate the Spanish Armada.
He has also worked for clients including The National Trust, Crabtree & Evelyn, Duchy of Cornwall, Highgrove and The Royal Collection at St. James's Palace.
Graham has won many awards for illustration, including D & AD Gold Award, D & AD Silver Award, a Gold Award from the New York Art Directors Club, a Gold Award from Australian Writers and Art Directors and an award from European Illustration.
Mason's Ironstone commissioned Graham to design a range of Blue and White china for Crabtree & Evelyn, which is still in production.
A collaboration with the Royal Collection followed, designing china ranges for several exclusive projects.
These have included ranges of china for the summer opening at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, and The Palace of Holyroodhouse.
Graham's most celebrated china commission was from the Royal Collection at St. James's Palace, to design the ranges of china to Commemorate the Queen's Golden Jubilee in 2002.
Graham says the one thing that connects all of his work is the love of detail and tradition.
Graham lives and works in Dorset.
Graham's etchings are hand-printed on a Rochat Press, from three etched copper plates, using up to 18 colours.