Behind each artwork I create there is a story that I feel needs to be recorded. It’s important to me to pass them on to my grandchildren.
After finally getting my art degree in 1989, I worked in my studio with abandon – series after series of paintings. I had so much to say! So the idea of recording the stories behind all those ideas seemed overwhelming. Sometime after 2001, I joined a newly forming writers group in a small Wisconsin town, Whitewater. Over time our little group came to trust and respect each other’s efforts. Because I have so many stories, one of the members in our group began referring to the notebook that held my collection as Grant’s Tome. So that is the name I have given the stories about my artwork.
Now that it’s possible to self-publish digitally, I am in the process of doing that with my collection. The stories are about individual paintings as well as bodies of work, which became exhibits. When finished they will be added here. Stories open when you click the images: