Wednesday, 3 October 2012
Gene Gregory Featured Artist
It is my greatest pleasure to feature the beautiful paintings of artist Gene Gregory.
Gene Gregory is a self-taught oil painter and a traditionalist. As a lifelong Texan, his fondness for drawing developed in early childhood, and he has painted since his teen years. The Texas landscape, reflected in many of his early paintings, is a favorite scene.
From the bluebonnets of the southern hill country to the rustic barns of the northeast farmland; from the horses, windmills and rolling hills which are representative of west Texas to the piney woods of the east is translated with great emotion onto canvas. The differences in each region of the state, and the diversity of its great people are successfully depicted as they exist in reality. The small Churches scattered throughout Texas are a few of his favorite subjects, and are welcome reminders of his heritage.
In recent years Gene has has primarily painted still-life, and enjoys using bright vibrant colors. The still-life paintings have re-energized his efforts, and are a welcomed addition to his expressive talents.
Each of Gene's works contains a small heart, (sometimes hidden). Viewers often ask him why he has them in the paintings. He explains, The heart represents love, and it is the love of God, family, country, and not least, the love of art.
Member of Associated Creative Artists of Dallas, Visual Arts of Cedar Hill, and DeSoto Art League.
How beautiful - artistic even, to place hearts in amongst a painting.
This is a 24 x 20" oil on canvas still life painting of a silver coffee pot.
There is a lot of passion in the work of Gene Gregory. Yes, the reds signify passion, but it is more a combination of the colors he chooses to paint with along with the reds. Most of all his paintings are in a warm tone, which to me as a viewer always signifies warmth.
Warm earthen tones combined with luscious grapes - the temptation of Eve?
Luscious watermelon - almost pouring off the screen with mouthwatering freshness.
There is an immediacy about this work that I really love.
My favorite of Gene Gregory's artwork? This time it is an extreme tall order to simply select one favorite, but this is one I fell in love with.
Luscious, rich and so beautifully presented. The reflections alone are something to not only admire but to learn from.
Please take some time out of your busy day and spent some time relaxing in amongst paintings that will thrill you with their mastery and inspire you to hone your skills. If you are not an artist, you will surely enjoy the virtual museum of art, and perhaps even treat yourself or a loved one to a print.
Click Gene Gregory's Link Below -:
Gene Gregory Fine Art
Have a great day!