At 15 Graham apprenticed as an engineer and spent 40 years in the manufacturing industry, for many years in senior management roles. In that time he enjoyed designing and developing most of all, though it was never a major part of his working life. Graham began working as a wood turner about 15 years ago, leading him to take on a studio at Grenaby. With the influence of other artists he began to develop his thoughts, combining turning with carving.
He loves the forms found in nature and they have a profound influence on his work. Admiring the simple but perfect forms, Graham tries to reflect that in his work. He now spends more time working in his studio and is looking forward to developing a series of new projects and ideas, finding excitement in this new phase of life.