2022 Honorary Co-Chair
Nationally recognized artist Dick Grodt studied at the Kansas City Art Institute. He believes that the objective of his art is to go beyond recording just what he sees into what he imagines; to create paintings that are not just pleasing visually but that are also richly evocative. As he describes it, he dances with a brush instead of his feet. Dick finds that the gracefulness of watercolor has transformed his life; both painting and teaching watercolor classes have cocooned him from his disability and enabled him to pursue a rewarding and successful life. Dick is a signature member of the Iowa Watercolor Society and has had many one-man shows. One of his paintings appeared on the cover of Sunshine Artist, a show and festival publication, another has hung in the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and yet another won Best of Show in a previous Art of Possibilities Art Show & Sale. He enjoys working with students teaching the art of watercolor and sharing his wisdom about determination, rising above difficulties and respect for differences.