Tofino Artist Paul Grignon
Paul Grignon was born in Toronto, Canada on May 5, 1948. He was always
drawing and painting as a child, and began working in oils at the age
of thirteen. Self taught in the technical skills of painting landscapes
and still life realistically, his “artist soul” was awakened
during a year at Toronto’s New School of Art, where he immersed
himself in figure drawing up to 6 hrs per day and experimented with
abstract expressionist painting.
In 1973, inspired by the “back to the land” movement, Paul
ventured west to British Columbia, and soon began hand-building a home
on Gabriola Island. He worked at treeplanting and construction as well
as commercial and fine art for several years to support his wife and
four children, until physical injury forced him to try to make a full-time
living from his art.
He began in 1982, with a year spent at a local museum building a
diorama exhibit of native life. His creative versatility and restless
to learn has always led him to take on a wide variety of artistic projects
including murals, theatre sets, newspaper writing, commercial art,
digital imagery and website design and video, often in the service
of environmental causes. Simultaneously, his fine art was exhibited
and sold in several galleries across Canada.
Paul sees divinity and idealism in the beauty of landscape and seeks
to express it with his brush.
View Paul’s art in Tofino at Reflecting Spirit Gallery.
Paul Grignon is a Tofino artist who's paintings are featured at the Reflecting Spirit art gallery in Tofino.