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J. Grody

Home 611 Deauville Drive County: Montgomery
Dayton Ohio 45429 United States
Home Phone: 937-689-8584 Website: J. Kenneth Grody Fine Art


Since childhood, J. Kenneth Grody could be found drawing or creating something.  Throughout his life he’s continuously been involved in the arts. Beginning as a child with that blank sheet of paper and his pencil to becoming an award winning artist, a painter!  Although he is an accomplished graphic artist and illustrator, he considers painting to be his real passion. “Whether I am painting En Plein air (out of doors) or diligently working alone in my studio, my objective is to tell a story and bring to life every blank canvas set before me”.  As a representational artist Ken considers his art to be an interpretation of what he observes around him.

Mr. Grody graduated from Wright State University earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a focus in painting and art history.  In addition to studying with several of today’s exceptional painters and portrait artists, he also feels very fortunate to have had the opportunity to study abroad in England, France, and Italy.  While there he studied and viewed many of the great works by the old masters, which he believes has a profound impact upon his art.

J. Kenneth Grody is a contemporary realist painter who lives and works in Dayton, Ohio, a city near to where he was born and raised.  His art has been displayed in numerous exhibitions and can be found in private and corporate collections on several continents.

Artist Statement

I am a contemporary realist painter who lives and works in Dayton, Ohio, a city near to where I was born and raised.  As a representational artist I consider my art to be an interpretation of what I observe around me. The work comprises of portraiture, still lifes, land and seascapes. My desire is to express the essence of that which makes one unique.

Oils, pastels and charcoals are the mediums I choose to express my creativity.  Primarily, I paint in oils, in a manner inspired by many of my favorite artists, in a direct painterly style with brushy strokes.  I am driven to paint, and there is nothing more enjoyable for me than being able to express myself through visual impressions.