'Jack Pines and Other Encounters' - Geoffrey Grantham

Artist Statement

Geoffrey Grantham began painting en plein air early in his career, in 1995. He paints throughout his native Nova Scotia, repeatedly returning to certain inspiring locations - mainly, the globally rare barrens found in the Purcell’s Cove Backlands. Located just outside the city of Halifax, this unique landscape is characterized by jack pines growing among spectacular whaleback rock formations. He also returns to the stark, majestic Cape Breton Highlands as well as the expansive Annapolis Valley.

Grantham’s multi-layered, powerful and complex paintings capture the uniqueness of Nova Scotia’s landscapes in their infinitely changing moods.

Grantham’s work can be found in private collections across North America and Europe. 

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Education

1990, Certificate in Photography, Nova Scotia Community College 

 

Selected Exhibition: Solo

2016  Jack Pines And Other Encounters, PAVIA Gallery, Herring Cove, NS

2013  Insight: Paintings and Haiku, Swoon Fine Art, Hammonds Plains, NS

2012  In the Middle of Somewhere: Images from the Purcell’s Cove Backlands, Swoon Fine Art, Hammonds Plains, NS

2011  Expansion, Swoon Fine Art, Hammonds Plains, NS

2009  Ritual, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS

 

Selected Exhibition: Group

2015  PRO-CESS, Pavia Gallery, Herring Cove, NS

2014  Pavia Gallery Artists, Pavia Gallery, Herring Cove, NS

2013  Winterscene, Swoon Fine Art, Hammonds, Plains, NS

2013  Farm Life, Swoon Fine Art, Hammonds Plains, NS

2012  Open Air, Swoon Fine Art, Hammonds Plains, NS

2012  Group Show, Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Halifax, NS

2013  Group Show, Art Sales and Rental Gallery, Halifax, NS

2010  New Work, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS (A. Jerome)

2009  Pre-Shrunk, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS

2008Pre-Shrunk, Argyle Fine Art, Halifax, NS

 

Awards

2015  Selected Artist: CBC’s Sharing the View Calendar, In Support of FEED NS

2013  Selected Artist: CBC’s Sharing the View Calendar, In Support of FEED NS

 

Activities

2013 – Present:  Contributing Artist, Photographer, Writer, Trail Guide and Spokesperson - Backlands Coalition