Friday, August 15, 2014

Artist Profile: Terry Grant

Terry Grant
Portland, Oregon

1.  Describe your signature style in 5 words: representational, graphic, unembellished, quiet, warm

2.  Do you ever work in another medium and, if so, what is it and what appeals to you about it? I love drawing and have been teaching myself to draw and paint on my ipad, using ipad apps.

3.  What's coming up for you in your artistic world? I am participating in a show and sale locally in early October and the Open Studios Tour late in October. I currently have work showing in two local shows, and have work accepted for another.

4.  Do you have any studio rituals? Before starting a new project I always clean the studio and put everything away so I can start with a clean slate and no leftover baggage from previous works.

5.  Who has inspired you on your artistic journey? Giotto, Leonardo, Vermeer, Michelangelo, van Gogh, Renoir, the Egyptians, the Amish quilters, Lautrec, tribal art, etc. etc. etc

6.  What are the 5 essential things in your studio that you cannot live without? Scissors, thread, my sewing machines, my stash, a tall glass of ice water.

7.  What is on your design table right now? Small pieces for sales this fall.

8.  How do you juggle your artistic life, family, friends, etc?  Family first, then art, then everything else.

9.  Do you have any studio companions (human or otherwise)? NPR on my radio

10.  What was the biggest challenge in creating your piece for Reflections? cutting all those little triangles

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