Keith Grinter

These blown glass vessels are painted with paradise paints. The images are from my habit of drawing while walking, developed while undertaking a Master of Art and Design at AUT, as a means of conveying the richness of the everyday. I develop these drawings through paintings in watercolour, until I am satisfied the image will create an interesting painting in glass.
The painting style has developed from my study of the modernist master, undertaken as part of my BFA at Quay School of Arts in Whanganui. I blow a blank with a coloured centre, which is then sand blasted and painted with three layers of Paradise Paint using very small brushes.
The piece is then heated in a kiln overnight, picked up on a blowing iron, given two more layers of glass from the furnace and then blown to many times its original size.

Biography

Contact:

Email: info@keithgrinter.com
Website: www.keithgrinter.com
Studio:
Grinter Glass ltd, 8 Quayside, Whangarei, 0110
phone: +64(0)9 438 9810
mob: +64(0)27 255 8727

Galleries:

Archibald’s art supplies
Upper Hutt
Art of this world
Devonport
Art Plus
Auckland
Black Door Gallery
Parnell
Bryce Gallery
Christchurch
Burning Issues Gallery
Whangarei
Chronicle Glass
Whanganui
Hastings City art Gallery
Hastings
Icon Gallery & Sculpture Park
Upper Moutere
InSpirit
Hamilton
Just Imagine Gallery
Russell
Kina
New Plymouth
Little River Gallery
Akaroa
NZAFA
Wellington
Pataka
Porirua
Pollock Co-op Arts and Crafts
Pollock
Quay Gallery
Napier
Sarjeant Gallery
Whanganui
Taylor Jensen Fine Arts
Palmerston North
Waiheke Comunity Art Gallery
Waiheke
Zohar Gallery
Tauranga