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Bruce Grabin

I paint impressionistic landscapes and contemporary rural scenes in oil.

I began painting California's rugged landscapes in her beautiful Central Coast by San Luis Obispo in the early 90’s. As time went by, I was working for an international technology company – lots of stress and high pressure. Painting always pulled me back into what was real – It relaxed me and became my form of meditation. 

Fifteen years ago, I moved to Ojai, the perfect place for an "In Plein Air” painter with it’s natural beauty... the golden grasslands and trees at the Ojai Meadows Preserve ... the nearby Pacific Ocean at Rincon Point… and Ojai’s iconic "Pink Moment” on the Topa Topa Mountain’s. I prefer to be outdoors in nature, or in my backyard with the chickens, gardening, or working in my art studio/gallery.

I enjoy tackling subject matter that challenges me. Whether that be by the painting's composition, color harmony, or design. I also enjoy experimenting with different painting applications and new techniques. I strive to bring my paintings to life – be full of passion, so people can experience the warm sunshine on my face as I was panting, or a gusty cool wind, or getting caught in a rainstorm… I strive to capture that joy I felt being in that given place, at that moment in time, in a plein air painting.

I love it when someone connects to one of my paintings. I am proud that they have been displayed in galleries throughout California, Colorado and Wyoming. As well as private art collections around the World. 

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