My name is Graham Ibson. I was born in Hayton nr York in 1945 and brought up in Hull Yorkshire.
I worked in the refrigeration trade for over 50 years and only started painting on my retirement in 2010. What started as a pastime quickly turned into a passion, mainly working in watercolour and sometimes in acrylic.
I am married to Linda and have two grown-up sons.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my paintings - I hope you like what you see.
The Spa is an entertainment centre in Bridlington on the coast of East Yorkshire England, a fisherman is trying his luck to catch his supper on the harbour wall. This watercolour comes framed ready to hang.
After a hard day swooping on holiday makers eating their fish and chips at the seaside, three seagulls take a well earned rest at the end of the day, on a street light. This watercolour comes mounted and framed ready to hang.
My home town used to be the biggest fishing port in the UK, the industry has died, so the boats have all gone to be scraped. Now the docks have made way for the next generation of work making wind turbines. This watercolour comes mounted and framed ready to hang.
The Basilica della Salute (Church of the Salute) as viewed from the top of the Campanile in St Mark's Square Venice. This Baroque Church stands on the entrance to the amazingly green Grand Canal. This watercolour painting comes framed and ready to hang.
Just perfect, a lonely beach all to yourself, what more do you want, of course, a Jet-Ski!. This is Le Pelosa Beach in Sardinia. Do you wish you was there, I do. This watercolour comes with a mount ready for framing.
This is two paintings that match up, to be sold as a pair. The first is of Souter Lighthouse nr Sunderland England, the second is of an old tractor that has seen better days that used to launch fishing boats from the beach. £140 the two framed paintings.
This is Princes Street in Hull England, it is a Georgian Period Street dating around 1720. It was named after the Prince Regent of the time, after a visit to the City. It is much in demand for TV and film use in period and horror movies. This watercolour comes mounted and framed ready for hanging.
The Arctic Corsair is a sidewinder fishing trawler. it was built in 1960, and sailed out of Hull England to the deep sea fishing grounds around Iceland. It is now a floating museum on the River Hull. A reminder of the UK's fishing heritage. This watercolour comes with a mount ready to frame.
My wife and I are fans of the musical "Les Miserable", having seen it 16 times. This was a surprise Christmas present for her from me. It is the iconic face of Cosette as a young girl, I also think it symbolises the tragic events in Paris recently. Not For Sale.
This is King George Dock in my hometown of Hull Yorkshire at one time the third busiest dock in England, now down to a trickle. I love the shapes created by industrial equipment, hope you do too. This watercolour comes with a mount ready to frame.
I have always been fascinated with beach huts ever since I was a child, I think it is the bright colours, and of course the sand and sea. These are in Scarborough in Yorkshire. This painting comes mounted and framed, ready to hang.
This is a watercolour of a young swallow drying its wing in the noon day sun on a wooden post, after having a cooling bath in a nearby pool. This painting comes already framed in a light wood frame, ready to hang.
This is a painting of the violin owed by the Titanic band leader Wallace H Hartley, who played on while the ship sank in 1912, it sold at auction for £900.00 in 2013. the painting comes fully framed, ready to hang.