A Grant Pecoff painting can stop you in your tracks.
Using mesmerizing blends of color and light, Pecoff reimagines those magical moments on the water and at play in nature or in the world. His art is "an invitation to slide into a state where we feel alive and awake - into a setting of passionate depth and radiating energy where our hearts and imaginations are filled with possibilities."
Staring into the vibrant colors of his latest creations, "Sunset Gold" and "In Between Sets" it's easy to be transported back to those sunset surf sessions. Getting lost in Pecoff's fusion of light and color is easy as he captures beauty of those moments, the gentle sway of the ocean, and when the sun slowly pours its brilliant golden rays into the water, blending the two.
Sunset Gold was inspired by Grant Pecoff's time on the water. Painted on wood, this small intimate water painting is painted a little looser and more impressionistic than some of this other work.
Pecoff's favorite element of this work is the reflective light from the sun, cast on the clouds and again reflected in the sea.
In Between Sets
"It was late in the afternoon, the sun was shining through the spaces between the clouds, and a softness hung in the air. The water was gentle and glassy underneath me, and the sets of waves rolled in, raising me up and down, and up and down again, as if I was being gently rocked into a dreamlike state.
The time between the sets, just waiting, after the paddling and exhilaration of riding a wave, was long and mesmerizing, relaxing and filled with ease. The shadow from the tattered blanket of clouds above cast a metallic blue hue over the whole water. The colors of the sun peeking through the clouds shifted in brilliant patterns of pinks, yellows, and oranges.
I sat on my board, enchanted by the movement of shapes and the incredibly beautiful vibrant color palette before me. I realized that in every moment, even in-between the sets, when we are seemingly just waiting, there is beauty and constant magic. Now I find, I look forward to the time between sets. The time of intermission and endless beauty." -Grant Pecoff
Kauai South Shore Sunset
Capturing the vibrant warmth of Hawaiian sunsets, Pecoff's newest work is pure euphoria. His signature use of electric and dynamic color variations and stunning reflections of light on water make this work a blissful and hypnotic retreat. This inspired work is tranquil and vibrant in the same breath
Pathway to Napali
Grant Pecoff's compositions have been described as “dreaming-while-awake oil paintings.” by John Shore, editor of Décor & Style magazine.
Pecoff's expression of light as it reflects on water is particularly stunning in his work. He makes the light appear as if it is dancing on the waves and recreates the movement of the water using electric blues, rich oranges and fiery crimsons. His deliberate distortion of images as they are echoed on the water is whimsical and surrealistic.
Check out these stunning new originals featuring his signature electric colors and vibrant lighting that have made this artist a popular favorite at the The Bright Side Gallery!