David Grieve


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. He often finds himself lost while trying to navigate a route towards a destination. He frequently drives through the everchanging fields in Southern Ontario. He takes photos along the way and then uses these images to produce his paintings. With a multi-layered technique, he applies thick swaths of oil paint, creating a translation of these moments.

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 U.S.A. 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.


2012 "Branches and Bays", Gallery on the Lake, Buckhorn, ON
"trees, leaves and other stuff", Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON
2011 "Open", Paula White Diamond, Waterloo, ON
2009 "Through the Trees", Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON
2008 "Lost in the Fields", Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON
"Along the Way", Elora Centre for the Arts, Elora, ON
2007 "Fall", Marten Arts, Bayfield, ON
2006 Trees N Fields", Gallery Sur Greene, Montreal, QC
2005 "Rust", Terase, Thornbury, ON
2004 "Drawn to Painting", Robert Langen Gallery, Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo
1999 "A Walk on a Path", Kent Farndale Gallery, Port Perry, ON
"Still Life Games", Simcoe Gallery, Toronto
1994 "Oranges", Zavitz Gallery, Guelph, ON

2009 "City Field North Shore - Round 2", Lennox Contemporary Gallery, Toronto, ON
2008 "One Less a Jury", Niagara gallery, Toronto, ON
2006 "City Field North Shore", Niagara Gallery, Toronto, ON
2002 "Arrested Object", Glenhyrst Art Gallery, ON
1999 "Ontario Landscapes", Simcoe Gallery, Toronto, ON
1998 "Animal Acts", Simcoe Gallery, Toronto, ON
"Annual Juried Exhibition", Glenhyrst Art Gallery, ON

2009 Toronto International Art Fair
2008-2005 New York Art Expo, Manhatten, NY
2008-2004 Toronto Art Expo
2007-1997 Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
1998 Juried Exhibition, Glenhyrst Art Gallery, ON