David Grieve has been painting with oils for most of his life. He was introduced to the medium at a young age while accompanying his mother to her studio. David attended the university of Guelph where he received the Micheal Scotchmere scholarship. He has been exhibiting his work for 16 years, and has developed a unique, distinctive style. David’s style is often noted for its thick texture and palette like brush strokes.
David enjoys driving through the countryside and often finds himself lost while trying to navigate a route towards a destination. In particular, he frequently drives through the ever-changing fields in Southern Ontario. On these journeys David takes photos, which he uses as inspiration for his paintings. David has a multi-layered technique when he applies thick swaths of oil paint to his creations, and attempts to capture both an abstract and representative picture of the moment.
David has received scholarships and awards for his paintings, and has been involved in numerous group and solo exhibitions in commercial as well as public galleries across Canada and the United States. David is represented by Natures Scene and currently exhibits in 17 galleries.
David lives surrounded by the fields in Brantford Ontario with his wife and three sons. They also spend time at the studio/cabin in North Kawartha.