On view in the Balcony Gallery for Florida Artists, Grant’s paintings and drawings of the female form are inspired by the four elements; earth, air, fire and water. His representational works integrate surrealism, myth and legend to depict women in meditative states that invite the viewer into the narrative.
Andrew Maurice Grant was born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and migrated to the United States at an early age. Immersing himself in creative outlets all his life led him to taking classes in Art History at the University of Central Florida and eventually taking formal art classes at Crealdé School of Art. While there, he gravitated to classes and workshops taught by Terry Norris, who specialized in oil painting. Grant then relocated to study with Carol Broman, and there he was introduced to more rigorous techniques of drawing and painting. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions and solo exhibitions and currently teaches at Crealdé School of Art. He lives in Orlando with his wife and two children.
Artist’s Outlook: Online Talk with Andrew Grant
Aug. 19, 7 p.m. on Zoom
Join Grant on Zoom for a free artist talk where he will discuss his work, inspirations and journey as an artist. Meeting ID: 302 190 0088 | Passcode: 352352
Gallery Tours with Andrew Grant
Sept. 4, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Visit the Appleton on Free First Saturday and take a tour of “A Breeze Through Fertile Gardens” with the artist as he discusses the influence of Bouguereau on his work.
The Appleton Museum, Artspace and Store are open Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, noon-5 p.m. A campus of the College of Central Florida, the Appleton Museum of Art is located at 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, east of downtown on SR 40 (exit 352 east off I-75 or exit 268 west off I-95). Parking is free. For more information, call 352-291-4455 or visit AppletonMuseum.org.