As we chatted about John’s international travels – his sales in Europe of so many canvases – to his subject matter of fine Italian history, I was enlighten and lifted by his gentle and intelligent nature.
The conversation circled back around to a series of paintings that I felt had a shade of “Freda” about them. John explained that he painted that series during a period when he faced life changing surgeries and doubts about his health –– even his survival. I was stunned because I found the works full of promise and hope.
Perhaps that is what John Grimball delivers best in his mastery of oil paint, light and color –– the power of hope.
Much success in life.