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Greg was born in Indianapolis and was raised by his parents, Jackie and Bryan, between Indiana and Illinois. Growing up, he would spend his summers at his grandparents’ farm in Morgan County. There, he developed a keen appreciation for animal behavior and art.
When Greg finished high school, he joined the army with the expectation of using his military benefits to attend college after four years in the service. However, he found life in the military extremely rewarding and stayed there for
I approach art from a humorous and surrealist perspective. Thus, whereas some artists may depict in their paintings the peace and beauty of landscapes, and others paint bleak images that may reveal personal struggles, I provide my audience with a different thing, with art that makes people laugh and engages their mind with an unconventional narrative that sparks conversation. Most of my work depicts animals in unusual situations. You may see a badger wearing a kilt, a little hedgehog sailing through rough waters in a small teacup, a raccoon-and-squirrel crew working on a race car in their garage, or a sea turtle dressed as a captain.
I usually get inspiration for my paintings from conversations with family and friends, or from the small absurdities of daily life. For example, I had an opossum situation in my backyard this past summer and my beagles were not happy about it. While I was doing some research about how to deal with these marsupials in a humane way, I became aware of how important opossums are in maintaining a healthy environment. They eradicate ticks, help prevent Lyme disease, and kill venomous snakes! To pay homage to a godly creature that so unfairly enjoys such a bad reputation I decided to paint a Goddess Opossum.
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