Thursday, February 24

Eric Alan Grohe-An Amazing Artist

 
Eric Alan Grohe was born in New York City in 1944. He is currently residing just north of Seattle, Washington. His career began as a graphic designer and illustrator in Seattle in 1961.
 
In 1973, he was asked to design graphics for Expo’74 in Spokane, Washington. At this time, he began receiving commissions for his artwork, which have continued to grow in scope and size, leading to today’s large-scale trompe l’oeil murals.
 
Throughout his 43-year career as a professional artist, Grohe has received national recognition for his work, which is now focused on painting figurative and architectural murals for clients throughout the country. His murals are vividly realistic murals and facades turning ordinary architecture into enigmatic works of art.
 
Here is a website about him and his work if you want to know even more about this amazing artist, his plans and his goals: http://jsmagic.net/whatseric/

Here are some shots of his awesome work. Before, during, after and close ups of his work process. This man does a great job of taking a flat (sometimes eyesore) surface of a building and making it magic! Not only that, but I would say he's also a great "Green Artist" of our times as he saves structures that are already there and makes them into things of beauty.

It doesn't matter what it looked like before Eric Grohe gets his hands on it. It's now beautiful, dimensional and a changed landscape to behold. His shadowing is perfect. It's hard to tell what is in one of his murals and what isn't and I love artists who can pull that off! Let's take a more detailed look as we see some examples of his various works. As you go through these you will also get an idea of the scope of these projects. 

Architectural Cornerstone Square
 
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Cornerstone Square, OSES
 
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Cornerstone Square, Parking Facility
 
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Corporate American Hop Museum
 
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Dedication
 
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 In the Beginning God Created
 
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Miller Brewing Company
 
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Niagara
 
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Serenity Road
 
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Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
 

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 Private Malaysia
 
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The Light
 
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Public 55 Diamond Court
 
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Paths of Promise
 
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Do you like his work? This is just some of what he's done. If you do a search for Eric Alan Grohe on YouTube he has video's about his work and career there to see.
 
I can’t get over how real his work looks! Some of those painted people look just like they’re standing there and the vines on the side of that building look like you could water them. That car in the garage looks so real you could drive it! His painting is like magic and I hope you enjoyed it.
 
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2 comments:

  1. Brilliant Bekkie, Thanks for sharing some wonderful art. I wish I was gifted to paint, something I would love to do, but am useless...lol

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  2. You are anything BUT useless my friend! It just takes some practice to learn something new and I know you have it in you to learn new things. You are a very smart, clever and caring person....that's all it takes! Luv you and catch up to you this week. You are a great blogger and have many talents anyone would be happy to have! Big Monday hug! ♥

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