COME THE HOUR – COME THE BEARDED MAN!
The year was 1949 and a number of key events are triggered simultaneously across the globe, a subtle yet resounding thread sewing them together, leading to a moment in time.
In England, clothes rationing suddenly ends, while in Berlin the blockade is spontaneously lifted. At that moment Mao Tse Tung proclaims the Peoples Republic of China and to Ilford a son is born, with a beard!?
Yes, mysterious events indeed conspiring to culminate in the birth of a gifted individual – Graham Frederick William Collins.
So where does this imaginative mind stem from.
Without any formal Art College training, Graham with his natural gift, teaches himself, to become an inspired and illuminating talent in artistic circles and is now offering to those who choose to, an insight into his fascinating world of weird and eclectic daydreams.
From the beginning a number of varied career twists pre-occupies the man but all the time he continues to evolve as an accomplished artist. From the music business to the film industry with giants such as Twentieth Century Fox and Walt Disney Productions. From the very early youngster days of the milk round to a thriving illustrator, no door , or indeed doorstep is left unchecked.
Feel free to encounter the world that is Graham F.W. Collins
Well reasoned comments and reviews are always appreciated
Graham’s work can also be viewed at his gallery in Studio 52, Barleylands, Barleylands Road, Billericay, Essex CM11 2UD