Although his style is generally realistic, he is not a devotee of any particular historical art movement. “Art history over the centuries comprises works of hundreds of talented artists with various philosophies and trainings, ranging from the tender genre depictions by Millet to the dreamscapes of Dali, and we are all impacted directly and subconsciously by their work. Granneman says his ultimate goal is to satisfy the elements of art aesthetics, embracing various legacy concepts regarding design, color, and value to construct images of past remembrances and the under-appreciated beauty of our current surroundings.”
Rick and his wife, Billie, moved to Marco Island five years ago. A member of the Artist Colony at the Esplanade, Rick Granneman is active with the Marco Center for the Arts, with several award-winning paintings to his credit, and paints often with the plein air artists of Marco.
The Marco Public Library and the Marco Island Center for the Arts work cooperatively to provide the monthly art shows at the Marco Public Library. All artwork displayed is for sale. Members of the Marco Island Center for the Arts are eligible to display their work.