GRANT ARNOLD ANDERSON
b 1956, Great Falls, MT.
BS Montana Tech (Geophysical Engineering),
MS The Ohio State University (Hydrogeology).
I make art because I love the process. Our Studio5N sessions are filled with friends, beautiful models, laughter, creativity, wine, food, and music. Amazingly, we can actually produce serious artwork under these conditions. I paint portraits of men, oil on canvas, and only from live models. I seem to spend more time removing wet paint than applying wet paint, and this process continues until the model has to go home. That’s it.
Glenn McNatt (Art Critic, Baltimore Sun)
"Grant Arnold Anderson’s superbly drafted portrait heads of African-American men in graphite and encaustic are as sensitively and sympathetically rendered as a drawing by Copley.” “...masterful...”
Katherine Blood (Curator of Fine Prints and Drawings, The Library of Congress)
“...exquisite drawing by artist Grant Anderson.” “...a tremendous presence. At the same time the gauziness and suspension of the image give it a dreamy sort of magic realism."