Graham was born in 1956. He studied for his BA in Art and Design at Newport, South Wales, before going onto the Royal Academy Schools between 1978-81. Although trained in illustration, he always longed to be a painter and secured a place at the Royal Academy Schools in the painting department on the strength of a folio of drawings. Graham’s work covers portraiture, illustration and still life.

He has an established reputation as a portrait painter, including painting the Queen and Prince Philip, and Charles Spencer and his first wife. Noted politicians Graham has painted include Michael Foot, Ted Heath, Enoch Powell, David Steele, Dennis Skinner and Geoffrey Howe. These works are now held at The Houses of Parliament and the Athenaeum Gentlemen’s Club, Pall Mall.