Jim Grabowski “Slow Rise”
50 x 40 inches, acrylic on canvas
James Grabowski, a native of New Britain, Connecticut, received his Bachelor's degree and a Masters in education from Central Connecticut State University. After leaving Central, he taught elementary school art for six years, then taught for another three at The Institute of Living in Hartford. He left there in 1970 when he realized he was selling his work as quickly as he could produce it. So he pursued his true passion, which he said was “Painting, painting, painting.” For the last thirty years, Jim has devoted himself exclusively to his art, which he creates in his studio in Connecticut, where he lives with his family. In each of his large and dynamic paintings Jim seeks to reflect the values of his clients, to interpret their aspirations, and to enhance their working environments. Although known primarily as a painter of expansive abstract canvases, filled with bold color and motion, Grabowski’s work also includes impressionistic landscape paintings that are quieter, often inspired by the Connecticut countryside.