Fleur Grabow now lives and paints in the Cotswolds having spent many years on the Chesapeake Bay on the east coast of the States. Whether capturing tranquil landscapes or busy figures, her aim is to celebrate light, colour and movement in her paintings.
Fleur learned her craft painting plein air on the beaches and in the gardens of the Chesapeake. She trained with Cedric Egeli, John Ebersberger and Bonnie Roth-Anderson, painters of light who were all pupils of Henry Hensche in Provincetown, Massachusetts. She also studied with Louis Escobedo at the Easton School on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake. Fleur was elected to the Maryland Federation of Art and Maryland Pastel Society. More recently she has exhibited with The Society of Women Artists.
Fleur’s recent works have been prompted by the sounds of the village school reaching her studio as well as her own memories of a 70’s childhood. From her attic studio in the long barn in Longborough she has a commanding view of the comings and goings of the busy village – a great source of inspiration.