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Painter Wyatt LeGrand. Photo by Tom Preston

Wyatt LeGrand says he prefers painting “weird, funky things rather than pretty things.” He estimates that he makes more than 1,000 paintings a year.

“I have kind of a blue-collar approach to producing artwork,” he says. “Just make a whole bunch of it, know where to steer yourself, then step back and look at the artwork and go from there.

LeGrand started painting in 2008 while working on a degree in visual arts education at Indiana University. A Bloomfield, Indiana, native, LeGrand now teaches at Bloomfield High School. “I’m thrilled to have established an identity as an artist and teacher in the small town I grew up in,” LeGrand says.


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