Be careful what you say to your children. Watching Ray Harryhausen’s Jason and the Argonauts with his father, four year old Chuck Grieb asked how the skeletons “came alive”. His father’s answer, “They got skinny actors” led the boy to a quest for the truth and a lifelong love for the fantastic.
Inspired by old stories, the world around him, and many artists who have come before Chuck Grieb enjoys creating fantastical imagery.
Currently a full time teacher, Chuck continues to create art and animation, pursuing his love for storytelling and the magic he felt when seeing Ray Harryhausen’s skeletons come alive. Most recently, Chuck has been exploring illustrative art, his work having been featured in esteemed publications including Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art, Infected By Art, and Exposé.
Hummingbird riders battle in the skies with Goblins in their steam powered fliers. Painted in Casein on 300 lb HP watercolor paper.
Beowulf descends to battle Grendel's mother. Selected to be published in Spectrum 23. Painted in Casein on 300 lb HP watercolor paper.
Oil on panel
Oil on panel.
Beowulf and Wiglaf confront the Dragon. Painted in Casein on 300 lb HP watercolor paper.
Hummingbird rider squire. Selected to be included in Infected By Art 5
Oil on paper
The Hummingbird Riders land to be greeted by the rabbit faeries.