Graham Evernden was born in Kent in 1947. He graduated from Maidstone College of Art with a First Class BA Honours degree in 1970.He worked in London as a graphic designer for a number of years and his illustrations were accepted for several Design Annuals in this country and abroad, including Design and Art Direction and European Illustration.
In 1974 he decided to leave London and become a freelance artist concentrating on illustrating and printmaking. He exhibits his hand-made limited edition lino-cut prints throughout the country and also in the United States, Canada and Germany.
Graham has exhibited many times at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition and
has won many awards for illustration, including D & AD Gold Award, D & AD Silver Award, Gold Award from the New York Art Directors Club, Gold Award from Australian Writers and Art Directors and an award from European Illustration.
Graham designed the range of china for The Royal Collection at St. James’s Palace, to commemorate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
In 1975 he was elected a member of the Printmakers Council and his work has been exhibited at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. He still illustrates but most of his time is spent drawing and producing new etchings. Graham is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers.