Greg started his career as an architect, and later obtained a Master’s degree in business which led him to pursue work in finance and IT management. However, he still maintained a creative outlet, from filling sketchbooks with drawings, restoring prints, or home building projects.
Admittedly, Greg’s not sure what led him to oil painting and never considered himself an artist – he’ll jokingly tell you that the only painting he’s done in the past involved Sherwin-Williams, a ladder and an indecisive wife.
Once Greg decides what to paint, he’ll typically collect several images of the theme for a sense of vision, scale, light and color. He’ll then sketch his interpretation, rehearsing how to begin placing color to the canvas. Greg states that there are plenty of opportunities, intentional or not, for discovering variations from what was originally intended and that’s just part of the creative journey.