I am a freelance writer, editor and teacher based in north London.
Published November 12th 2012
Living in Crouch End can often feel like living in a village, with its little cafes and main square away from the hustle and bustle of the main city. This has its advantages (too many to list here), but at times it can feel slightly removed from the cosmopolitan aspects of London life.
Graham Fine Art aims to bring a slice of west end artistic glamour to Crouch End. They have regular exhibitions of long established artists and proudly claim to offer the kind of art normally reserved for Mayfair galleries.
We are very lucky in this little corner of London to have such a high quality gallery on our doorstep. The paintings on sale here would not look out of place in the Tate Britain of the National, such is the level of artistic accomplishment. They tend to favour artists who respect the skill and craft involved in the practice of image making and display many painters with a truly refined touch and clear artistic vision.
They also avoid the snobbery pitfall. Many other galleries are particularly skilled at making a casual visitor feel unwanted and out of their depth. This is misguided and elitist. At Graham Fine Art they have an open door policy and actively welcome anyone with an interest in the fine arts to come and have a look round.