DARIEN, Conn. - Abstracts and acrylic landscape paintings by New Britain painter Jim Grabowski will be exhibited this month at the Geary Gallery in Darien.
The exhibition, titled “Jim Grabowski: Inventing Abstracts,” will run from May 6 to May 31 at the Geary Gallery, located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien.
A native of New Britain, Grabowski received his bachelor’s degree from Central Connecticut State University in 1966. It was during that time, he said, that people began to get into arts and music. He found his calling in Central’s art department, and his life forever changed.
Grabowski then earned his master’s in education in 1968. 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.
For the last 20 years, Grabowski has devoted himself to his art—primarily large and colorful abstract and landscape paintings—which he creates in his studio in Marlborough, where he lives with his wife. He has received commissions for his paintings from more than 100 national and international corporations.
Grabowski’s work has also been sought by nonprofit organizations such as Connecticut Public Television, the New Haven Symphony, and the Hartford Graduate Center.
In each of his paintings, Grabowski seeks to reflect the values of his clients, to interpret their aspirations. Right now, his focus is painting expansive abstract canvas, filled with bold color and motion.
To view Grabowski’s work, visit the gallery website at www.gearygallery.com/?artists=james-grabowski. His paintings are available for acquisition.
The Geary Gallery is open for free to the public from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturdays. It is located at 576 Boston Post Road in Darien.
For more information, call 203-655-6633 or visit www.gearygallery.com.