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On Camera with Painter Calvin Grimm

The canvases of abstract expressionist painter Calvin Grimm draw their power from his longstanding relationship with the natural world. His work and experience stand as testament to the fulfillment offered by such a relationship. He notes that a powerful, direct connection to our environment seems conspicuously absent from many aspects of modern life. Watch the interview for more on spiritual peace, oil spills, sea kayaking and art.

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Calvin Grimm: Nature’s Power, Captured on Canvas

Calvin Grimm: "Seeker/Sought: Deep Ocean/Deep Space Series". 2013. Oil on canvas.

Meet a painter whose art, surroundings, and life are all thoroughly intertwined. Calvin Grimm’s works encapsulate the revitalizing energy of our environment, each painting a rich and personal expression of our human relationship with the natural world. And for decades now, Grimm has lived that relationship to the fullest, working hard to protect nature, share it, and instill an appreciation for it among the younger generation.

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The Artist Who Believed No Dream Impossible

Who ever said we are defined by our life circumstances? Fifteen year old artist Inocente has lived homeless and undocumented in San Diego, CA since the age of nine. Despite difficult obstacles, Inocente has relentlessly pursued her dream of becoming a painter. Her heart-wrenching story was finally heard by audiences world wide, as the documentary she inspired took an Oscar last Sunday.

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