Kelso’s Art House Gallery is hosting an exclusive exhibition of master engraver Graham Short’s work.
The gallery’s foyer now houses several microscopes through which Short’s work — enlightening quotes and inspirational proverbs engraved on miniscule household objects such as pins and razor blades — can be viewed.
Graham’s creative methods are unconventional, to say the least. When he works, he straps his arm down to ensure that his controlled movements are as precise as possible. A dedicated swimmer, he pursues an active lifestyle to keep his heart beating as slowly as possible. Due to the vibration that traffic causes during the day, Short works only at night, and often meets the dawn as it rises.
After a national newspaper discovered Graham’s unique talent for engraving, his work was in high demand.
Since then, he has reached the heights of global celebrity, appearing on the Discovery Channel and BBC’s The One Show, and is now regarded as one of the most talented living artists in the world today.
The Art House Gallery is open Monday to Saturday from 10am-5pm.