ABOUT THE ARTIST
Brigitte Granton - Canadian Landscape Painter
Filtered morning light through the trees, crisp shadows on a frozen morning, shoreline reflections in dark boggy waters ; from Parry Sound to the colour blazed autumn hills of Algonquin, and the fresh morning wetlands around the wooded rolling hills of the Oakridges Moraine - I am moved by these things.
Colour and form defines itself before my eyes and something deep from within compels me to paint; to somehow portray some essence of these dramatic emotions that I get from the lands that I spend so much of my time within.
Living in the hills of my childhood home in King Township, north of Toronto, presents a new experience each day - a new light and new colours. Even as the city reaches further north I find pockets of untouched beauty and I cannot resist the urge to capture it on canvas. My studio becomes a portal to that place, leaving me alone and undisturbed by stresses of life, and focuses me on the space within the measurments of my canvas. I enter through its doorway and become immersed in the scene at hand. A lifetime of formal education could not pave the way for me to express these things in the way that paint flowing from my brush so easily does.
Canadian Landscape Artist