Graham Gillmore is a Canadian painter best known for his vitriolic use of text as an art form within edgy and often controversial work. During the past 20 years he has positioned himself internationally developing a stellar reputation across Canada, the United States and in Europe. Graham Gillmore was born February 20, 1963. Elements of his early home life helped shape his imagery providing a foundation for his future career. His accountant father provided the young artist with countless ledger sheets to draw on, saving the walls of their family home from his creative acts. Gillmore was also fascinated by anatomical illustrations found in his mother’s nursing texts. Always loving to draw, the influence of the ledger drawings and the shapes of “things internal” led to the formation of his unique personal imagery.