My Biography

Philippa Graff’s paintings have a tactile quality.
The works are characterized by their textured surfaces,
on which she applies expressive mark-making and
painterly brushstrokes.

Her keen sense of colour is evident throughout her work,
which depicts abstract images of nature.

Philippa was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1959.
Her reverence for nature is rooted in her having spent
her childhood surrounded by trees and forests.

She sought refuge from the sun in her shady garden,
becoming fascinated with shadow, filtered light and the
forest floor. These elements, coupled with an awareness
of modernization and urbanization of the city
became an integral part of her aesthetic
and one of the sources of her subject matter.

2014 -2020

Offers art classes to adults and mentors young underprivileged students

2019

Artworks featured in U.K. House & Garden

2017

Solo Summer Art Sale at The Studio, Johannesburg

2016

Exhibition at Great Park Community Centre, Johannesburg

2015

Collective Exhibition, 3 +1, at The Studio, Johannesburg

2014

Solo Exhibition at Gedera Gallery, Israel

Works on Exhibition at The Fringe, Maboneng, Johannesburg

2013

Exhibition ‘Capturing the Moment’, at The Studio, Johannesburg

2012

Exhibition at Great Park Community Centre, Johannesburg

Works exhibited at South African ORT Annual Dinner, Johannesburg

1992

One of the founder members of Johannesburg Studio Route

1987

Group exhibition at Karen McKerron Art Gallery, Johannesburg

1984 - 2013

School art teacher.  Art classes for children at her studio

1983

Graduated BAFA Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

2014 – 2020

Artworks featured in U.K. House & Garden

2019

Offers art classes to adults and mentors young underprivileged students

2017

Solo Summer Art Sale at The Studio, Johannesburg

2016

Exhibition at Great Park Community Centre, Johannesburg

2015

Collective Exhibition, 3 +1, at The Studio, Johannesburg

2014

Solo Exhibition at Gedera Gallery, Israel

Works on Exhibition at The Fringe, Maboneng, Johannesburg

2013

Exhibition ‘Capturing the Moment’, at The Studio, Johannesburg

2012

Exhibition at Great Park Community Centre, Johannesburg

Works exhibited at South African ORT Annual Dinner, Johannesburg

1992

One of the founder members of Johannesburg Studio Route

1987

School art teacher. Art classes for children at her studio

1984 – 2013

Group exhibition at Karen McKerron Art Gallery, Johannesburg

1983

Graduated BAFA Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town

Photo of Philippa in studio

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