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Autumn in Courtenay
Between Jobs
Canada Geese
Early in the Gulf Islands
Gulls at Long Beach
Last Winter
On the Way to Rupert
St Andrews Victoria
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Grant Fuller Paintings
Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada 1943Family moved to Vancouver, B.C. 1945.Family moved to Duncan, Vancouver Isl. 1954
Graduated from Oak Bay High, Victoria. 19601961 - 1965 Vancouver College of Art
1987 - FCA jurors award - First Prize for “We’re Donkeys” full sheet watercolor original.
1993 - purchase and presentation to Federal PC leader Joe Clark “Parliament Buildings” open edition.
1997 - purchase and presentation of 20 framed “Victoria” prints to CTV staff and celebrities.
1998 - purchase and presentation of 38 framed limited edition “Breakfast at the Empress” prints to best employees of Petrocan.
2004 -10 pages published by Northlight Books.
2005 - 2007 Worked on book under contract with "North Light" as well as instructed workshops in Hawaii, Haliburton, Prince George, Quesnel, Kitimat, Qualicum and others.
Artist's Statement:
1966 - 1967 Advertising Agency, Toronto.1967 - 1984 Sears (Toronto), layout artist, art director, advertising manager (fashions, Montreal), manager broadcast services (Toronto). 1984 - returned to Victoria to paint full time. 1985 - 1990 owned commercial art instruction studio and art supply business. Started doing short trip workshops for art groups in the Gulf Islands, Port Alberni, Lantzville, Duncan, Maple Bay and many other small communities on Vancouver Island. 1990 - 1999 Continued to expand workshop tour and taught regular adult watercolour classes in Victoria. Sold originals through several galleries on the Island and in Vancouver. Worked with various architects and developers to provide paintings from sets of plans. These were used mainly for getting approvals prior to construction, but the painting experience was a springboard to many watercolour cityscapes. These paintings along with seascapes began selling well in galleries and his first lithograph reproduction was printed in 1992. This image of Victoria’s Inner Harbour was produced as a poster and also an art card. The poster has since sold over ten thousand units. Several other images were produced as posters, prints, limited editions and cards during this time including Butchart Gardens, the Parliamen buildings and Empress hotel. Meanwhile, much of Grant's original work was in the form of commissions. This sudden explosion of architectural images began attracting people who wanted paintings of their homes. Other popular commissions were paintings of churches, given as weddding gifts to those being married or their families. Grant has had several one man shows featuring original nude figure work. There are several collectors who specifically wait for this work. Others are collectors of seascapes and wait for exhibits featuring that subject. 1999 - 2004 In October of ‘99 Grant bought a computer. This decision resulted from having seen some remarkably good quality done on a PC and ink jet printer. This would allow him to create brochures and other advertising material as well as support documents for workshops, giving students graphic print outs to take home. Soon the computer would become a major player in his art world. He made his own web site. He accompanied his friend Jack Reid, instructing a workshop for two weeks in Newfoundland, a direct result of computer generated brochures and internet contact. He has made four eBooks and is in the early stages of developing this area of teaching. He is currently working with the promotional department of one of the major five star hotels here, hosting workshops for artists travelling to Victoria.
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