Almira Hill Grammer

Almira Hill Grammer
Lives in: Norman Oklahoma
Email: agrammer1@cox.net

Artist Statement

I create art because there is nothing else I would rather do. I try to reveal the essence of my subject through rich color and the elimination of details. Primarily my subjects are barns and other vintage structures, but I do paint a landscape now and then.The fluid properties of acrylics enable me to paint layer upon layer of transparent color to achieve the luminous effect that I want. I prepare my birch panels with several coats of red paint...this is my security blanket. I can't imagine beginning a painting on a glaring white surface. I am very happy when a person responds to my work, whether it is to the color or to a memory of another time or place.

Artist Bio

Early in Grammer's career she did commercial work and worked in children's summer art programs. Since that time she has participated in numerous juried exhibitions in Florida, Texas, and Oklahoma. In 2013, she exhibited her work in the Governor's Gallery at the Oklahoma State Capitol. She completed her formal education at the University of Oklahoma and currently teaches in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program at the University. In addition to OVAC, she is a member of the Oklahoma Artist Guild, The Paseo Art Association, the Norman Arts Council, and the Firehouse Art Center in Norman. Her work is represented in local as well as regional galleries.

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