Elaine Beckwith Gallery

James Grabowski

Earthrise II

Acrylic/Mixed Media on Canvas
24 x 36 inches


The energetic and color-rich paintings of James Grabowski shine with intensity and reflect the joy of creation.  Describing himself as a“conservative abstract” artist, Grabowski’s paintings are both atmospheric and robust.  The New England Foothills series is inspired by the richness of the Connecticut River Valley landscape, from the mountainous north to the quiet, alluvial south.  Dynamic skies touch landforms that take their own transformative presence from the changing light and vegetation captured by Grabowski’s skillful hand.  The abstract paintings, with their imaginative use of materials, push that same broadly demonstrative brush and color to a place frequently inspired by the natural world without being tied to its imagery.  Color and energy define the work of this fine artist, whatever the form of his creation.  Jim has been proudly represented by the gallery since 1998.