“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 across the pathway. One thing is certain however, the end of the path opens into an expansive field, akin to Heaven, as our journey of life inevitably comes to an end.”
David Grieve was introduced to oil painting as a child and would accompany his mother to a group oil painting class. It was at the young age of nine that he created his first oil painting and his love of creating, blossomed through adolescence.
David was the recipient of the Michael Scotchmer scholarship, studying Fine Arts at the University of Guelph. As a student, David was given the opportunity to display his work in the Zavitz Galley in Guelph, Ontario, receiving positive reviews and giving him the opportunity to encounter and connect with collectors.
His inspiration comes from walking along pathways through protected, natural areas. His landscape paintings often focus on one solitary tree standing alone. David’s technique of cropping sections allows us to focus more carefully on one area. The use of rich, organic, fall colours represent the maturity of the tree in the cycle of life, providing the observer with a strong sense of change, as the landscape ages and decays. The beauty found in aspects of time and changes is the ever-present theme underlying David’s paintings.
|2012||“Branches and Bays”, Gallery on the Lake, Buckhorn, ON|
|“trees, leaves and other stuff”, Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON|
|2011||“Open”, Paula White Diamond, Waterloo, ON|
|2009||“Through the Trees”, Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON|
|2008||“Lost in the Fields”, Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON|
|“Along the Way”, Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, ON|
|2007||“Fall”, Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON|
|2006||Trees N Fields”, Gallery Sur Greene, Montreal, QC|
|2005||“Rust”, Terase, Thornbury, ON|
|2004||“Drawn to Painting”, Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo|
|1999||“A Walk on a Path”, Kent Farndale Gallery, Port Perry, ON|
|“Still Life Games”, Simcoe Gallery, Toronto|
|1994||“Oranges”, Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON|
|2009||“City Field North Shore – Round 2”, Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, ON|
|2008||“One Less a Jury”, Niagara gallery, Toronto, ON|
|2006||“City Field North Shore”, Niagara Gallery, Toronto, ON|
|2002||“Arrested Object”, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, ON|
|1999||“Ontario Landscapes”, Simcoe Gallery, Toronto, ON|
|1998||“Animal Acts”, Simcoe Gallery, Toronto, ON|
|“Annual Juried Exhibition”, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, ON|