ARTISTS > Elaine Grandy

Sweets Jar
collage
Flight
watercolor collage
Harvest
collage

Color, shape and story guide the relationship between the disparate objects in my collages. Using my own watercolors, photographs and found items, I cut, fold, paste in a way that establishes a tension and a balance. I allow these elements to speak for themselves. I listen and follow. The results are often humorous, mysterious or treacherous.

Having lived many years, there came a time when I could no longer put off my longing to create my art. I wanted to be able to trust my eye and to communicate, in some manner, what I see. To express, moving from inside to outside.

I pursued the desire with the help of Bonnie Mitchell and Linda Webb-Varian, who also suffered from not working on their art. We founded the “Creative Crones” to provide support. We met regularly. It worked! We each developed a body of work and we told our story at the showing of the Creative Crones show at the gallery of the Roxbury Arts Group.

Since then I have had 3 solo shows at Longyear Gallery – showing new work each month. Also a show at Fairview Library in their conference room: at the Artist in Residency at Platteclove Show in the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development gallery.

My back story is that I have been a Massage Therapist locally for many years. My formal education was at Columbia and New School for Social Research including a Masters Degree.
I raised a family in Roxbury. I took watercolor classes and photography workshops over the years and always had a little studio tucked away wherever I lived. I have no formal training in the arts.

So, I am particularly pleased to be called upon to produce work on a regular basis. And have the work seen.

email: egrandy@catskill.net