Grant Drumheller. So many wonderful paintings it was torture choosing only one. I love the happiness of this painting – Lily Watching the Sun… the gorgeous movement and reflections on the water and that sky, and all those layers of paint! Love it! Take time checking out Grant’s work, I love how he paints different configurations of scenes (i.e. some are aerial), not the typical. I love that! The beach scenes are fabulous, well, everything is just breathtaking!
There is a wonderful essay written by poet Charles Simic in 2016, who described Grant’s work so well – here is an excerpt (written by Charles Simic for Grant’s last catalog):
Whether standing on a busy street corner waiting for a friend, riding on a bus or a subway, sitting in the bleachers at a ballgame or roaming through a department store or an art museum, we take mental snapshots, and later recall some of them and forget the rest until we come across a photograph or a painting that brings old memories flooding back. (Charles Simic)
This essay is so true and such a lovely description. Paintings are special to us because we are drawn to them for one reason or another. Whether it be color, emotion, brushstrokes, memories, subject matter – all of those elements evokes a feeling – and I can say that for all the paintings that we have bought over the years… every single one brings good memories. Art is priceless!
See more of Grant’s work via these links:
Read a bit about Grant, from his website:
Grant Drumheller has been the recipient of a Fulbright-Hays Grant in Painting to Italy. He has also been the recipient of a Blanche Colman Award, a National Endowment for the Arts Artist’s Fellowship, a New England Foundation for the Arts Grant and a grant from the Pollock- Krasner Foundation. Most recently he was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome in 2009.
Drumheller has been a professor at the University of New Hampshire since 1986. Other teaching and speaking engagements have been at Boston University, Dartmouth College, Amherst College, the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley College, Maine College of Art, Monserrat College of Art, and Gordon College. He has taught for several summers at the UNH in Italy Program in Ascoli Piceno, Le Marche and at Art New England Workshops at Bennigton College.
Drumheller has had numerous exhibitions, including one person shows at the Galleria Inquadratura (Florence, Italy), the Currier Museum of Art (Manchester, NH) the Creiger-Dane Gallery (Boston, MA), the Grace Institute (New York, NY), The Prince Street Gallery (New York, NY), Boston University, Amherst College, and Gordon College. His work is represented by the Greenhut Galleries, Portland, ME, the George Marshall Store Gallery, York Harbor, ME, and the Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY. He lives in New Castle, New Hampshire with his wife, Karina.
Catch you back here tomorrow!