Anne Marie Graham: Glasshouse Mountains Notecard Folio
As a child in pre–World War II Austria, Anne Marie Graham was already showing prodigious artistic talent. Forced to flee the country with her family at the age of thirteen, Graham settled in her adopted home of Australia and vowed to focus her artwork not on life’s negative experiences but on the beauty of human existence. From her early classes in Vienna through to her studies at Melbourne’s National Gallery Art School and with “classical modernist” George Bell, Graham developed a signature style whose polished, deceptively simple finish belies meticulous workmanship and technical mastery.
Mother Nature is a favorite subject for Graham, and her lovingly painted landscapes often include cultivated fields and gardens, underlining Graham’s celebration of human life in all its richness and renewal. The Glasshouse Mountains (featured on these cards) are a series of volcanic plugs located on the coastal plains of southern Queensland, Australia.