Graeme Godbaz was born in Wellington in 1936
and spent his early life in the Nelson/Marlborough region,
where he grew to love the beautiful scenery that New Zealand
has to offer.
Graeme was good at drawing from a very early
age and excelled in this throughout his education but was
unable to undertake further studies so embarked on a varied
commercial business career.
He took up painting in oils as a hobby in
his 20's and was pleasantly surprised to find that there was
a demand for his work, but it was not until he retired that
he took up his brushes again, this time painting in acrylics.
His passion is the New Zealand landscape
and his bold and colourful panoramic paintings display both
a sound grasp of draughtsmanship and excellent composition.
Although based in Auckland he travels regularly
throughout NZ in search of that special scene. He describes
his art as bold realism.