Grant WallaceWriter Juliet Cornell visited the local painter at his exhibition
Today and tomorrow, 9th and 10th of June, there is a fabulous exhibition of paintings by Grant at St Saviours Hall on Lambhay Hill in Plymouth. Grant presents a bazaar of brightly coloured paintings, his style does a small amount of shape shifting, but it all hangs together in a joyful explosion of colour.
Hares leap across canvasses while horses calmly observe the audience with bright eyes. Country views and vibrant city landscapes show his interest in architectural form both natural and man- made which is not surprising as he was born in Scotland and now lives in Devon, sharing his time between urban Plymouth and rural Dartmoor.
Grant is a tremendously enthusiastic and engaging artist, it was a real pleasure to meet with him and talk art and painting. His art education has been life long and apart from a foundation course at Plymouth College of Art he considers himself to be largely self-taught. Although this pop up is only at St Saviours for two days he plans several other exhibitions in the near future and also exhibits work in one of Plymouth’s new and intriguing coffee shops on Ebrington Street.
Grant discovered the St Saviours venue through a social event and quickly realised that it would make a fine location for an exhibition. It is a great backdrop for his work and plays perfectly to the duality of his inspiration, a charming village hall in the centre of the city.
Anyone attending his current exhibition has the chance to place a secret bid for three of the paintings exhibited here. Any profit Grant makes beyond the reserve price will be donated to the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer.
The exhibition opens at 11am until 10 pm both days, refreshments are available after 6 pm both evenings.
Check out Grant at his exhibition, on Facebook or on Artfinder.