Graham Gilbert

Graham Gilbert PhotographicArt

Abstract photographs - Unusual images from the natural world...........

The natural world is full of surprises and discovering them is only limited by our powers of observation. There is so much more to see than meets the eye and this is what I try to discover and capture in my work.

Digital photography can enhance our powers of perception. I let nature provide the patterns and textures and the colours. I use technology to enhance what is already there. Sometimes I add to the picture by using natural objects. The results can be mysterious, vibrant, challenging and, sometimes, weird!

And I also frame pictures!

Current exhibition - Moorside Furniture, Unit 8, Brent Mill Industrial Estate, South Brent TQ10 9YT.

You can always see a selection of my work at Hannah's at Seale-Hayne both in one of the galleries and in my workshop.

Previous exhibitions:


October - South Hams Arts Forum Arts Trail

TAAG Teignmouth - as one of the Seven Artists exhibition from 15th to 21st October.

Stone Lane Gardens, near Chagford.


October - South Hams Arts Forum Arts Trail


July - an exhibition of my work at Gallery 5, Brewery Quay, Island Street, Salcombe, Devon, TQ8 8DP.

1st - 14th April, "Surfacing" - an exhibition of abstact painting and photography in The Chapel gallery, Hannah's at Seale-Hayne, near Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6NQ

25th - 27th May - Harbertonford Open Studios, The Village Hall, Harbertonford, nr Totnes, Devon.


20th -28th October - South Hams Arts Forum Arts Trail. See me at Venue 24, The Shippen, Rake Farm, Loddiswell, Nr Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 3DL

7th January - At Align Chiropractic, 39, Devon Square, Newton Abbot, Devon. Please see My Events for more information.

11th - 19th February - "Formations in Nature" exhibition at Harbour House Gallery, Kingsbridge, Devon. Please see My Events for more information.


May - Harbertonford Open Studios, Harbertonford, Devon.


June - Ilsington Sustainability Festival, Ilsington, nr Newton Abbot
July - Dittisham Arts Festival, Dittisham
September - Devon Open Studios - Chelston Gallery, Chelston, Torquay


"Uncharted Waters", Chelston Gallery, Torquay. October 9th to November 4th

May- Harbertonford Open Studios event, at the Woodcourt Studios, Harbertonford, near Totnes, Devon, showing a completely new collection including a "Four Seasons" cycle.

For more details of the Open Studios event, visit, then click on the Open Studios link.

You can see the work exhibited at the exhibition by clicking on "Open Studios".


September - "Trees, reeds, water and rocks" at the 69 Gallery, The Narrows, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5PB.

March 24th to 29th, Birdwood House, High Street, Totnes, Devon.


September - Hazelwood House, Loddiswell, Devon.

The work shown on the creativetorbay web site is available for sale with each work priced. Most are limited editions. A few are one-offs. All prices are exclusive of postage and packing.

None of this would have been possible without the encouragement of my wonderfully talented wife Sara whose paintings you can see on the Ctreative Torbay site. Her sea paintings are something special!

I am also involved in writing and playing music. For Christmas 2008, three of my songs were recorded by my friends, Nigel & Rowena Steady, and issued on CD in aid of two charities. The cd was heavily featured on BBC Radio Somerset, and both Rowena & I were interviewed by the station. If you would like to know more about this music please visit

Looking for some fun jazz for a wedding, bar mitzvah, party or funeral? I also play rhythm guitar in the Crazy Rhythm Boys jazz band. Visit us on where you can listen to a sample track, see and read about the band members, order cds and make bookings!

Contact: Graham Gilbert on 01364 72854 or 077181 61079 or email

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My News

Work on show in South Brent / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-11-28T00:00:00Z">Mon 28 Nov 2016</span>Work on show in South Brent / Mon 28 Nov 2016

For the past year I have had a selection of work on show in the Moorside Furniture showroom above furniture maker Colin Ross's workshop. The showroom is open whenever Colin is there, normally Tuesday to Sunday. The f...

Photographs at Moorside Furniture, South Brent / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2015-10-22T00:00:00Z">Thu 22 Oct 2015</span>Photographs at Moorside Furniture, South Brent / Thu 22 Oct 2015

We're in the middle of South Hams Arts Forum Arts Trail and enjoying a good, if eratic, footfall. The gallery here above Moorside Furniture is looking great and we've had some fantastic comments from some of our visitors...

Picture Framing at Hannah&apos;s at Seale-Hayne / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2013-12-02T00:00:00Z">Mon 02 Dec 2013</span>Picture Framing at Hannah's at Seale-Hayne / Mon 02 Dec 2013

Since late February I've had a picture-framing workshop at Hannah's at Seale-Hayne. I offer a personal service to all my customers whether they want a small photo framed or a large canvas put onto a stretcher frame. I...

My Events

Far Moor To Sea / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-08-01T00:00:00Z">Tue 01 Aug</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-09-02T00:00:00Z">Sat 02 Sep 2017</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Far Moor To Sea / Tue 01 Aug to Sat 02 Sep 2017 (1 month)

An exhibition of work alongside paintings by my wife Sara Gilbert. Featuring images inspired by Dartmoor, the sea, and unusual things in-between.

Spring Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-04-15T00:00:00Z">Sat 15</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-04-16T00:00:00Z">Sun 16 Apr 2017</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Spring Exhibition / Sat 15 to Sun 16 Apr 2017 (2 days)

Following on from the success of their Winter Exhibition last December, SHAF artists Graham & Sara Gilbert, Sandy Litchfield, and furniture maker Colin Ross are taking part in a two day Spring Exhibition in the welcoming...

Winter Exhibition / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-12-03T00:00:00Z">Sat 03</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2016-12-04T00:00:00Z">Sun 04 Dec 2016</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Winter Exhibition / Sat 03 to Sun 04 Dec 2016 (2 days)

An exhibition by 8 artists and makers in the Moorside Furniture Showroom. Featuring traditionally made furnitire in British hardwoods, turned bowls and jewellery boxes by Colin Ross, painting and printmaking by Sara Gilb...

My Audio

Child At The End Of The YearChild At The End Of The Year

This is a song for the Christmas season that I wrote in the early 90s. I asked my good friend, Rowena Steady, to write a good tune for it and this is the result. She and her husband, Nigel, recorded it on their album "Em...


This is a big band boogie I wrote some time ago. The full version (this is just over half of it) features the marvelous Phil Lester-Shaw (from my band, The Crazy Rhythm Boys) on saxophone in the last section. Sadly, spac...