Sunset at Maximeville
oil on canvas
$2600.
  Beach at Maximeville
oil on canvas
$2800.
 
         
     
         
  Bales - Late Summer
oil on panel
$500.
  Cape Tryon
oil on panel
$500.
 
         
 
 
     
  Spring Valley
oil on canvas
$3000.
  Low Tide - Sea View
oil on panel
$500.
 
         
     
         
  Darnley - Open Water
oil on panel
$450.
  Cloud Drift
oil on panel
$525.
 
         
     
         
  Sweeping Fields
oil on panel
$450.
  Tantramar Marsh with Channel
oil on panel
$500.
 
         

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Greg Garand

Statement: Art for the World Gone Mad - September 2016

"A connection is reaffirmed with nature when I settle on a painting site. This connection or dialogue with nature is not always immediate and occasionally there seems to be more frustration than anything else going on but later when I have another fresh look at my work I find something going on in the painting. In varying degrees there is something in a painting that can resonate with me, there is a sign of the exchange that took place. I believe landscape painting to be especially valuable today, because of the increasing population and degradation of our natural environment. Our visual surroundings are often times disregarded because of the frantic pace of our modern times.

Painting directly from nature is, for me, the best way to work. All my senses take part in the process on location and that direct response seems to makes its way into the painting. It is easier sometimes to just snap a picture for reference in the studio but I am often suspicious of the dependence of technology with my work. Is it a barrier that I’ve become too easily accustomed to? I may have to be reminded to leave the comfort of my studio and to face nature. I should take my studio outside more often where I am more likely to find the peace and beauty that I can share with this trouble world."

Greg Garand graduated from the Ontario College of Art in Toronto in 1987 and moved to the Maritimes in the early 1990's.

He has exhibited his work in various public and private galleries throughout Ontario and Prince Edward Island.

He was commissioned by the city of Summerside, PEI to create five murals in 2000 and was awarded an arts grant by the Prince Edward Island Council for the Arts in 2005.