CJ Grand was born in Long Island, and raised in Connecticut. He has lived in 9 states, and two European countries, and moved to Florida at 30 years of age. He moved to Texas in 2002, and Lockhart in 2005.
He loves living in The Deep South. “No longer a Damn Yankee, I am now a Yam Yankee.” He loves color and textures and enjoys working in gemstones and glass beads, silks and fabrics.
His inspiration for creativity comes from seeing what others are wearing, and pairing wonderful colors in unusual combinations of gemstones. He loves working with rich and exciting colors of pearls and glass beads. CJ has had valuable mentors, and also enjoys self-learning through videos and exploration.
Art is an expression and celebration of life.