Grant Thomas Art Studio

Welcome to Grant Thomas Art Studio.
Artwork, photography and design

About Me

About Me

Grant merges his 20 year expertise of photography, technically accurate drawing skills and his mastery of varied art mediums to bring the passionate emotions that these exotic machines exude, to the surface of every sketch, painting and illustration.

His photography - art in of itself - is usually only the beginning, as the final work goes so far beyond what any lens and photo-software combination can produce.

Grant is an invited member of the Transportation Artists and Authors Guild and the Club Auto Artistes. His work has garnered him numerous awards from juried shows and exhibitions including the Automotive Journalists Associtiaon of Canada's "Art of the Automobile".

My Medium

I use many different mediums, ink, watercolours, acrylics, oils.... My favourite is watercolours, sometimes with an ink drawing. I enjoy both studio work and plein aire sketching.
I have also used photography over my 30 years as an artist. Car events, automotive photoshoots, Car Club activities, etc. I am the club photographer for the Official DeLorean Owners Canada group.

Illustration and Design

I was employed for over 20 years as an ad designer and graphic designer/illustrator. I designed advertising for hundreds of small or medium businesses across Canada. Some of these also required a logo for their business, so I became adept at creating a fitting and stylish logo that complimeted their chosen field.

Press & Awards

AJAC Art of the Automobile

Artwork accepted in all years running 1998-2002. 2000: won 4th Prize Watercolour 2000 Quattro Cilindri, 2002: 1st Prize Computer Art Monza 2001.

2004 Juried Show

Oshawa Art Association Juried Show. Won FIrst Prize Watercolour. 750 Monza

2005 Juried Show

 Oshawa Art Association Juried Show. Won Second Prize Watercolour. F430 Reflections 

2013 Juried Show

 Oshawa Art Association Juried Show. Won Best in Show with my DMC-12 drawing Companions.

Garage Style Magazine

Included in an article about Automotive Art in the 2012 issue. Link - go to page 65

Toronto Star - Wheels Section

Novemeber 2012: Front page article regarding my one-man show in Scarborough. Link to article

Shows and Press

Marques d'Elegance

2012: Inaugural Marques d'Elegance feautured a showing of 20 originals and prints of my work. Also acted as show photographer. Link to photos

One Man Show in Scarborough

2012: The Framing Dames Gallery in Scarborough hosted a show of over 40+ works of my automotive art. Link to photos.

CIAS / Subaru Art Show

Accepted into Subaru-sponsored Juried Art Dispaly at the 2012 Canadian International Auto Show. Won 4th prize. Link to article.

Ferrari Art Show in Florida

One of seven hand picked Ferrari artists in the US and Canada to participate. Held at the Gallery Misto Fine Art Gallery in association with Ferrari of Tampa Bay in Florida. Link to photos

Autostrada Forum Article

Three page article about my automotive art in November 2015 issue of Autostrada Forum.

Toronto Star Article 2017

June 2017: My ink sketches done while commuting on the GO Train were highlighted in a Toronto Star article. Link to article.

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Contact Me

Please contact me about purchasing prints or original artwork or scheduling a photo-shoot for a print or painting. Or with any questions you many have. Commissions are also welcome.

Grant Thomas Art Studio