The *HoBB Gallery regularly exhibits the works of artists who visit the HoBB and once every year or so, we exhibit works created here at the HoBB Studio.
As full-time host at the HoBB, some of Grant’s own drawings go on display in the Wood Bod and farmhouse to provide a changing backdrop for visitors.
At an early age, Grant read that Picasso had said “To me there is no past or future in art. If a work of art cannot live always in the present it must not be considered at all” . How right he was – as history shows us.
It has been said that “the works of Grant form the scaffolding of an unrestrictable future where time returns to haunt us and our history fades into insignificance.” His designs, paintings, drawings and projects combine to unlock the influences around him so that he may communicate his inner understanding of the World, the Universe and everything.
At the age of 4, he created his first chalk and charcoal drawings and at 8 he insisted on learning Latin and illustrating all the characters in the rhyme “This is the House that Jack Built”.
At 11, he designed greetings cards that were sold at ‘Cobweb & Strange and at 21 he opened his first art studio in Ardrishaig, Scotland with craftworker John Hamilton.
Following that, he moved to South Wales to open a visitor centre and gallery where he started painting watercolours as backdrops to exhibitions. One of the exhibitions was so popular that it toured the UK with the West Midlands Area Museum service after being hosted by the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
Grant continues to visualise building and other design led projects Read more >
“There’s a natural evolution to my art, giving it a recorded past along with its moment of shared present whilst making its contribution to a future beyond my reach, but possibly, not beyond the reach of my art.” (Grant. From an opening speech at ‘Plant Crossing’ (Joint exhibition) held at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens Art Gallery)
- Grant got his inspiration for the above painting whilst drawing this building in Worcester, UK for its architects:
“Purple, yes, but not that purple.
Purple-ish, sure, but not so purple.”