Iowa Artisans Gallery presents paintings by BJ Grimmer, August 30 – September 28, 2013. Grimmer is a southeast Iowa artist and former art educator. Her focus is on landscapes in oil, oil pastel and acrylic. Grimmer tells us she is a “believer in life-long learning and the pursuit of a persona passion for whatever you're compelled to do.  For me, that takes the form of drawing and painting. All the work is representative of my own experiences and I work solely from my own objects, observations and photo references.” Grimmer loves three mediums equally well and will sometimes use several in one piece. She continues to be inspired by nature, allowing her travels at home and abroad to contribute to her idea pool. “Even an Iowa sky or the simplicity of bare branches fascinates me. I never know exactly how a work will look when it’s completed. For me, that’s where the fun lies.” The exhibit includes original paintings, prints and note cards.

Iowa Artisans Gallery was established by artists in 1984. features work by American artists and specializes in Midwestern artists. Please email or call us at 319.351.8686 if you'd like more information about BJ Grimmer.

Daily hours are Monday through Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-5:30pm and Sunday 12-4pm.


at Iowa Artisans Gallery: BJ Grimmer, "Ireland Seaside", oil pastel
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: BJ Grimmer, "Night Scene One," at Iowa Wesleyan College.
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: BJ Grimmer, "Ireland Sea."

at Iowa Artisans Gallery: BJ Grimmer, "Night Scene Two", at Iowa Wesleyan College.
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: BJ Grimmer, "Diagonal Snow."
at Iowa Artisans Gallery: BJ Grimmer, "Seaside Pelican."
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