Scottsdale, AZ
Jackson, WY
Bozeman, MT

Greg S. Wallace

Greg S. Wallace, the son of an artist and teacher, was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1954. A number of art awards at a young age nurtured an interest and confidence in the arts. His formal art training was received at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. While attending, he studied primarily under Robert Grilley who provided him with a strong foundation in classical drawing and painting skills. He still takes advantage of workshops to this day; “Any artist worth his salt is never satisfied and is always looking for opportunities to hone his craft, I don’t care how accomplished you think you might be.”

After moving to Tucson, AZ in 1979, a fascination with the desert began to grow, fueling an interest in landscape painting. “There’s something magnetic about the desert, canyons and mountains. There’s an aura akin to religious awe associated with these places: life on the edge. The scale alone compels you to reflect on the order of things.” This intrigue continues to be a source of inspiration. Still life arrangements have also resurfaced as a poetic vehicle. “My influences are varied to say the least, but I remain a traditionalist. I’m drawn to craftsmanship, as well as content. Every piece regardless of subject matter is an attempt to capture that spark of life, that elusive combination of elements that can convey a bit of truth, a suggestive whole that projects more that the sum of its parts.”

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