Grahame Sydney is one of New Zealand’s senior artists, best known for his landscapes of Central Otago. His work spans four decades, and he has authored or been the subject of five books. The previous account of his work, The Art of Grahame Sydney (Longacre, 2000), won three Montana Book Awards and has been reprinted four times, as was the 1995 publication Timeless Land (with Owen Marshall and Brian Turner).
Grahame Sydney continues to paint at his home studio in the Cambrian Valley in Central Otago, and maintains a close involvement with environmental issues in the South Island. In 2003 he was awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for his services to painting.