Welcome to my art blog

A self-taught artist, I have always been drawn towards the macabre. Born a twin on Christmas Eve 1964 in Montreal, my twin died several months after birth. This became a large influence in my creative process; isolation, detachment, duality, haunted visions coming from this astral being that I am forever tethered to.

Art has always been my way to process and filter what I come across, what I am subjected to, or what I subject myself to each day; a way for me to exorcise the demons on my shoulder. The paintings are empathic, often inspired by the individual’s strength in the face of their own weakness. The common thread in all of my works is survival of self.

If a viewer is made uncomfortable by my work, then I have done my job as an artist. I have touched something within them that they are not comfortable with. I want to elicit a visceral response but maintain a sense of the absurd, creating works that are both intensely horrifically personal and humourous.

I am inspired by artists that have celebrated the grotesque: Hieronymus Bosch, Joe Coleman, Otto Dix and George Grosz.

This blog is a progression of my work, works in progress, random thoughts etc. You can join me on Facebook or view a gallery of my work on Flickr at:



Your f(r)iend,

Grant Cunningham

Friday, May 25, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Nuit Blanche Sur Tableau Noir

I'm one of the participating artists at this year's Nuit Blanche Sur Tableau Noir in Montreal.  I'll have from 10pm until 2am to produce a 10'x18' mural on the street alongside some 44 other artists.  Here's the sketch on what I plan on producing, with of course my usual "touches".

Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Enough iPad art for awhile.  Here's the excision of my latest demon, "The Queen of NØthing"  Oil on Canvas 12"x18"