Original Oil on Linen "On the Ridge" Painting by Grant Hacking

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Original Oil on Linen  On the Ridge  Painting by Grant Hacking
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New England artist Grant Hacking was born and raised in South Africa and resided there until the age of twenty-five so he still experiences great pleasure in depicting the diverse animal life native to the African Continent. Living in this exotic location provided Hacking the opportunity to travel far and wide during the early years of his career researching material for his innovative wildlife compositions. However, a move to the United States in 1990 coupled with his dedication to a wife and two growing daughters motivated the artist to begin focusing on more localized subject matter as well. When the weather is good, I enjoy painting en plein air, and when the chill winds of winter arrive, I return to my studio where painting my memories of Africa instills a sense of warmth.
Because painting is an all consuming passion, Hacking remains personally involved with his oils from start to finish. "I want to make certain the buyer is getting the most for his investment so I complete the package with frames chosen to compliment each piece of art. I construct the rustic wood frames for my wildlife paintings myself while my other subjects are surrounded by handmade gold-leaf frames giving them a sense of elegant simplicity." Reflecting upon his career as a professional artist, Hacking notes, "When all is said and done, being a painter is really about making connections. Artists put so much of themselves into their paintings that buyers are often attracted as much by the personality of the artist as they are by a specific work. For this reason, the artist must strive to make certain each painting evokes a personal experience between the viewer and his art, one which allows the imagination to create what the brush leaves out."