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Len Gryga: Artist Feature

Artist Bio

My name is Len Gryga, I started drawing at age 12. My cousin is an Artist she had me draw a horse head, it wasn't bad but she said I need practice, that started art for me. In school I had art all 4 years in high school. We had a project in class to draw someone famous, so I did the pope at the time. I never got my picture back so I went up to the teacher, he said he was going to keep it as an example of the kind of work he was looking for, anyway I never got it back.

My wife's sister told me to join the art center. I was hesitant at first but said I would. So in 2013 I became a member. I sold my first piece then. I was at a members' show with my wife and I so I went upstairs. She came up crying. I said "what's wrong?" she said "you sold the piece downstairs. I went to see. Sure enough it had a name on it sold to the art center's president at the time, happy me!

Wooden Horse Sculpture

Artist Statement

I like wood the best because it works well and I have many woodworking tools. I started only with wood, then branched out with metal & wood together. I still use the same media, but also use paper, plexiglass, etc. My theme is to try to make my work beautiful to look at, whatever media I use.

Favorite Art Tool

My favorite tool is what I am using when I work. The most important tool is my imagination, without that I am no artist.

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Len Gryga is a South Haven Center for the Arts Artist Member. As a benefit of this membership level, we are proud to be featuring Artists Members on our blog. If you are an artist member and want to be featured, email us at Want to be an artist member? See more information here:

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