Grant Haffner was born in Berkeley, California and raised in East Hampton, Long Island, has been a resident of the East End of Long Island, New York for most of his life. Probably that is the reason why this American artist paints vivid landscapes inspired by the beautiful country roads and bodies of water of his hometown. In his art work he is using acrylic, marker, and pencil on wood panel. Haffner is deconstructing the scene that he is painting into a striking series of graphic lines. Another distinctive feature here are the eye-catching colors.
“When I drive I feel completely alive,” as we can read at his profile. “For a small moment, in between this place and that, I am free from reality. My truck and I become a motion of blurred color, barreling through space and time. I like to keep my window open to listen to the sounds that traveling makes, to enjoy the smell of the landscape. Every trip is a new one, not one sunset is the same. On the road I am a part of the painting. I am movement, color, sound, adventure and emotions. This is my landscape.”