Originating in Scotland hundreds of years ago, the cairn – a carefully crafted stack of stones – has had many practical as well as spiritual jobs, among them memorial, gravestone, shrine, and trail marker. The Art League Academy’s exhibition “Balance,” honors the soul of the cairn, as it has carried meaning across cultures for centuries. Each rock can signify an intention of praise, grace, and love.

“Richard’s work is timely for the current state of the world as we all are seeking balance in our lives,” says Amy Wehrman, Art League Academy manager. “The art collected here looks to the cairn to depict the peaceful yet precarious nature of balance.”

Originally from Chicago, Richard was previously represented by the Thomas Masters Gallery. Now living here in Hilton Head since 2017, Richard has artwork on display at the Island Recreation Center, Art League of Hilton Head gallery, and various local Hilton Head businesses. View more of his work at



Balance: Original Artwork by Richard Grant will be on display October 10 through November 18, at Art League Academy. An artist’s reception, free and open to the public, will be held on Wednesday, October 12 from 5-7pm.

Art League Academy offers art classes, demos and workshops taught by professional art educators in all media and for all skill levels, including true beginners.

Art League Academy is located at 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738.