Grantham, Mark

A fifth-generation Haligonian, Mark Grantham was born in Halifax in 1966. He grew up on Leeds Street in the city's north end, and completed his first oil on canvas at age 11.

After receiving Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from Dalhousie University, Mark went on to study architecture at the Technical University of Nova Scotia, from where he holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies degree as well as a Masters degree in Architecture.

Mark has been painting full time since 1996, and for 20 years was represented by a commercial gallery in Halifax. Mark's annual solo exhibits became legendary for the excitement they created, with gallery patrons and collectors lining up for hours in order to secure the painting or paintings of their choice. After 20 sell-out shows, Mark now works as an independent artist, and continues to find new and exciting ways to present his work to a ever-growing audience.

Mark's work can be found in countless private and corporate collections, as well as the Nova Scotia and Canada Council Art Banks.


Artist Statement

An an artist, I am inspired by my surroundings - the parks, streets, and buildings of Halifax, as well as the Nova Scotian countryside. These are places that I have known my entire life, and yet my experience of them is always fresh and new, transformed as they are by changing light, weather, and the cycle of seasons.