Welcome to artist David Grieve!
January 1, 2019 - January 31, 2019
We are now proudly representing artist David Grieve!
David Grieve has been painting with oils for most of his life. He was introduced to the medium at a young age while accompanying his mother to her studio. David attended the university of Guelph where he received the Micheal Scotchmere scholarship. He has been exhibiting his work for 16 years, and has developed a unique, distinctive style.
"I was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. When I was young, my mother encouraged me to draw and paint. My sister and I were able to accompany her to her studio in the summer. While there we had the chance to work with oils on canvas alongside the adult artists. I took it for granted at the time but realize now that not many 8-year-olds have the opportunity to paint with oils. As a result, I found myself at ease with the medium years later when I was studying fine art at the University of Guelph.
Looking back on my experience at school, I was always interested in art. I recall being scolded in grade one for skipping my desk work to spend more time at the easel. I’ve always been drawn to the artistic elements across subject areas in school. Even something like drawing the cells in biology class was an artistic experience for me." excerpt taken from Algonquin Art Centre
David often finds himself lost while trying to navigate a route towards a destination. He frequently drives through the everchanging fields in Southern Ontario. He takes photos along the way and then uses these images to produce his paintings. With a multi-layered technique, he applies thick swaths of oil paint, creating a translation of these moments.
David has received scholarships and awards for his paintings, and has been involved in numerous group and solo exhibitions in commercial as well as public galleries across Canada and the U.S.A and currently exhibits in nearly 20 galleries worldwide.
David lives surrounded by the fields in Brantford Ontario with his wife and three sons. They also spend time at the studio/cabin in North Kawartha.