We first spotted artist Trish Grantham’s work years ago, during a trip to Portland. We walked into a shoe boutique, and there were her paintings. We checked out Powell’s Books, and again, there was a gallery of her art. Her imagery, which often includes animals and doe-eyed people, stuck with us. And we’re happy to report that we eventually bought one of her paintings. Grantham has a distinctive style, incorporating several mediums – such as acrylic, ink, watercolor and vintage paper – on top of wood panels. Since her paintings are finished with a glossy coat of clear resin, they are perfect for perking up a bathroom. (We’ve had ours in a guest bath for a couple of years now, and the moisture in the small space hasn’t created any problems for our painting.)
“Magnolia”Magnolias and animals of some sort – birds, deer, rabbits – are often featured in Grantham’s paintings.
“The Family”The color collage in the background seems to be a fairly new approach for Grantham, who usually opts for paper with black and white text.
“Give a Hoot”Pricing for Grantham’s paintings start at a hundred or two for small paintings (e.g., a 7.5”x5” painting might cost about $165). Grantham often has online art sales. Just get on her mailing list (through her web site) and you’ll receive notifications when paintings are available for purchase. -anh-minh