Greg Barton

Greg

Barton

All Legs

2020, Oil stick and pastel on canvas, 36 x 36 in

$
1750

Greg

Barton

Feeling Groovy

2020, Oil sticks and pastel on canvas, 25.5 x 31.5 in

$
950

Greg

Barton

Reflections from the Ranch

2019, Oil sticks, pastel on canvas, 48 x 36 in

$
2200

Greg

Barton

More Gray than Blue Ridge Mountain Fog

2020, Oil sticks, pastels on canvas, 25.5 x 31.5 in

$
850

Greg

Barton

Beauty

2019, Oil sticks, pastels on canvas, 25.5 x 31.5 in

$
850

Greg

Barton

Ridge View

2020, Oil sticks and pastels on canvas, 25.5 x 31.5 in

$
850
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Greg Barton

About the Artist

As an award-winning art director, graphic designer and artist, I have been drawing or coloring (as my family likes to say) most of my life. I suspect being a graphic designer skews my work to be more graphical in nature. I just love composition. I believe it makes the viewer look with more interest and intensity. I am sure one day I will pick up a brush and use it - but for now, I will continue with my technique of painting with my hands (in gloves, sometimes). I can tell you that a painting usually doesn't get finished until there is "family feedback" from my wife and daughter. Until I address their concerns or get their thumbs up, it doesn't get signed and sealed.

Artist Statement

I am a self-taught artist, or as some would say, someone with a god-given talent. I do not uses brushes - I use my fingers.

My subject matter is quite varied. I like to paint vegetables, pieces of candy, Texas BBQ, grain silos or landscapes - any subject that might make me say to myself, "that would make a great painting." Usually these are from photos that I have taken, or friends have taken and allowed me to explore on canvas.

The artists that inspire me are the greats - Monet, Cezanne, Homer, Van Gogh, Degas, and Cassatt. The more contemporary influencers include Stuart Davis, Georgia O'Keeffe, Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Jeff Koons, Chuck Close, and Pollock.

I am sure one day I will pick up a brush and use it - but for now, I will continue with my technique of painting with my fingers (in gloves, sometimes). I can tell you that a painting usually doesn't get finished until there is "family feedback" from my wife and daughter. Until I address their concerns or get their thumbs up, it doesn't get signed and sealed.