Grantham, Geoffrey

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. 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.

Artist Statement

I find it thrilling to witness and paint moments of intense beauty, direct from nature. Feeling compelled to capture the essence of each season has been a very profound and rewarding experience. Working in the en plein air technique allows an immediate connection with the landscape and my interpretation of it. This results in work that is spontaneous, passionate and fresh.

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