A Mississippi-born artist who favors an Impressionistic style, Glenda Grubbs uses both oils and acrylics to paint life into her playful works. Her subjects range from boats and barns to cows and roosters, from flowers to figures dancing and singing (which is a nod to her first love, music). Glenda loves painting with a palette knife – she says, “A palette knife forces me to paint loosely.”
A former Miss Mississippi and music teacher, Grubbs is formally trained in music and has a Master’s degree in Music Education from the University of Southern Mississippi. However, she has had a lifelong interest in all of the arts. “As an artist, everything you look at and experience can inspire new work.” A friend once wrote about Glenda’s art – “It is Music by Brushstroke!”
Glenda and her husband, Gary Grubbs, who’s an actor, lived in Los Angeles for 25 years before returning to their home state of Mississippi. Today, they make their home in Hattiesburg, where Glenda and Gary are members of Temple Baptist Church and she sings in Temple’s choir. Her art can be found in Oddfellows Gallery in downtown Hattiesburg, Jackson Street Gallery in Ridgeland, and at the Gulfport Galleria of Art.