Born in Poole in 1955, Graham Towler trained at Bournemouth College of Art from 1971 to 1975. He studied life drawing, illustration and the history of of Art under the guidance of Sam Rabin and Stanley Payne RCA. He then freelanced before working for Link House Publications in Poole and then joined his brothers' company, Creative Studios, in 1985. Graham has brought many elements of his painting into Creative's design work, particularly in the promotion of travel and tourism. Graham has always had a keen interest in nature and all its moods, especially landscapes. The atmosphere and effects of light, the changing tones and moods, colours and textures are a never-ending source of inspiration. The influence of Turner and the early french impressionists -particularly Van Gogh and Monet - have been clearly visible in Graham's earlier work and have been inspired by Dorset's Jurassic coastline and Exmoor National Park.