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David Grieve  Bio  ·     ·  Exhibitions:   Earth . Surface . Sky click to view video


David Grieve finds inspiration for his work while walking along pathways through protected natural areas.


Recalling the sense of tranquil beauty, he says "The path itself is like a metaphor for life.  It is a journey from beginning to end, with ups and downs and twists along the way.  The sun shines brightly through the open spaces in the canopy of trees while, in other areas, long dark shadows are cast on the pathway.  One thing is certain – the end of the path opens into an expansive field, akin to Heaven as our journey of life inevitably comes to an end."


The landscape paintings often focus on one solitary tree standing alone in an open space.  His technique of cropping sections allows the observer to focus more carefully on one area without taking the entire piece for granted.  The use of rich, organic autumn colours represent the maturity of the tree in the cycle of life, providing the observer with a strong sense of change as the landscapes changes and decays.  The beauty found in aspects of time and change is the ever present them underlying the paintings he creates.




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David Grieve - Falling Leaves 2 - click for larger image

Falling Leaves 2
24 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,050
David Grieve - Tree Tops 12 - click for larger image

Tree Tops 12
48 x 48 Inches 
oil on canvas
$7,300
David Grieve - Colour Field 68 - click for larger image

Colour Field 68
55 x 45 Inches 
oil on canvas
$7,900
David Grieve - Treetops 19 - click for larger image

Treetops 19
36 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,100
David Grieve - Tree N Field - click for larger image

Tree N Field
36 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,100
David Grieve - Autumn Maple 6 - click for larger image

Autumn Maple 6
30 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,800
David Grieve - Water Surface 2 - click for larger image

Water Surface 2
24 x 24 Inches 
oil on canvas
$2,450
David Grieve - Water Surface 3 - click for larger image

Water Surface 3
48 x 48 Inches 
oil on canvas
$7,300
David Grieve - Water Surface Blue - click for larger image

Water Surface Blue
36 x 36 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,100
David Grieve - Small Field 4 - click for larger image

Small Field 4
9 x 12 Inches 
oil on canvas
$900
David Grieve - Field Storm 3 - click for larger image

Field Storm 3
30 x 48 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,600
David Grieve - Clouds 'n Field 2 - click for larger image

Clouds 'n Field 2
48 x 30 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,600
David Grieve - Barn Field - click for larger image

Barn Field
20 x 50 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,670
David Grieve - Wheatfield I - click for larger image

Wheatfield I
30 x 48 Inches 
oil on canvas
$4,600
David Grieve - Autumn Field I - click for larger image

Autumn Field I
24 x 40 Inches 
oil on canvas
$3,100
Please email the gallery to view more works by David Grieve.


Biography
As a child, David Grieve would accompany his mother to her group oil painting classes and at the young age of nine, created his first oil painting and a love of creating that blossomed throughout his adolescence.

David studied Fine Arts at the University of Guelph, receiving the Michael  Scotchmer scholarship.  While a student, he displayed his work in the Zavitz Gallery in Guelph, receiving positive reviews and an opportunity to encounter and connect with collectors.

Surrounded by trees and fields, David’s home studio in Brantford, Ontario keeps him close to his wife and three sons.



Education
1995         Bachelor of Education,  Artist in the Community, Queen’s University, Kingston ON
1994         Honours Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art major, University of Guelph, Guelph ON



Solo Exhibitions
2006     “Trees N Fields”, Funf Gallery, Westmount, QC,
2005      “Rust”, Terase, Thornbury, ON
2002      “Xscape”, Terase, Thornbury, ON
2002      “Drawn to Painting”, Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON
1999      “Still Life Games”, Simcoe Gallery, Toronto
1999      “A Walk on a Path”, Kent Farndale Gallery, Port Perry, ON
1994      “Recent Work”, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON


Group Exhibitions
2006               “City Field North Shore”, Niagara Gallery, Toronto
1997 - 2006    “Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition”, Toronto
2006               “Art Expo”, Manhattan, NY
2004 - 2006    “Toronto Art Expo”, Toronto
2004               “Art Philadelphia, Philadelphia PA
2003               “Affordable Art Fair”, Manhattan, NY
2002               “Arrested Object”, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, Brantford, ON,
1999               “Ontario Landscapes”, Simcoe Gallery, Toronto
1999               “Animal Acts”, Simcoe Gallery, Toronto
1998               “Juried Exhibition”, Glenhyrst Art Gallery - Brantford, ON



Collections
MAXXCOM Corporation, Toronto, ON
BKDI Architects, Calgary, AB
IN SYNC Market Research, Toronto, ON
Magnotta Winery, Woodbridge, ON



Bibliography
November 15, 2001        Elizabeth Yates, “A Fruitful Career”, The Expositor,
January 2, 2000              Angela Forgeron. “Coloured By Monet”, National Post,
January 2000                  Toronto Arts, Rogers Cable Toronto



Awards
1998                  Juror’s Award, Glenhyrst, Art Gallery
1993                  Michael Scotchmer Scholarship, University of Guelph
1989 & 1990        Year 4 & 5 Art Award, Pauline Johnson Collegiate


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