Jessie Grant has been painting for twenty years.
The medium she uses the most is pastels, for “the glowing colours, drawing/painting capabilities and immediacy”.
Growing up in New Brunswick, Jessie was surrounded by art, as her father was a well-known artist. She always drew for her own pleasure, but waited until her children were older to begin her formal art exploration.
The artist’s formal training includes Catherine Gibbon and Gordon Perrier at the Dundas Valley School of Art. This course of study has been supplemented by workshops around Ontario and U.S.A., and one week per year for many years at the Haliburton School of Art.
Lately, she has completed semesters with Brian Smith at Visual Arts Mississauga, and John Leonard at the Neilson Art & Creative Centre.
She is a member of the Fine Art Society of Milton, Burlington Fine Arts and Pastel Artists.Ca. She paints “plein air” once weekly with the Monday Painters Group, and supplements this with trips to other provinces and places to enlarge her portfolio.
The shows in the past include:
• Crawford Lake Winterfest
• Bistro 300, Oakville
• Six View of Charlevoix at Industrial Art Space, Oakville and
• Sovereign House, Oakville
• Anastasia Gallery, Oakville
• Monday Painters Group, Sunrise Gallery, Hamilton
• Heart to Hand, Milton
She also participated for many years in the Flamborough Studio Tour and for two years in the Milton Studio Tour.
As a member of the International Plein Air Painters Group in Niagara Falls, Ont., she won the 2nd Place Award in the Worldwide Paintout for 2006.