Greg Gustafson

Artist's Bio

Greg Gustafson received his BFA from Memphis College of Art in 1993 and has

been showing in galleries in and around the Memphis area since 1995. His work

reflects his observations of the Northern Mississippi landscapes where sparseness

and flatness are transformed into dynamic compositions on his canvases.

His latest series at Brown's focuses on the skyscapes above the Mississippi

horizon. Gustafson contrast muted color with areas of intense brightness along

with wide brush strokes to render the clouds, and he situates them over

sweeping expanses of land and water with dramatically low horizons. These new

works are examples of an advancement in his style where he chose to tackle the

reflections of light through the clouds and how their movement changes the

landscape below.

 

Artist Statement:

"I am an observer and admirer of art. The language of my art is purely visual

and each painting has its own story. The body of work has furthered my

exploration of the dramatic and subtle qualities of color and light. Painting from

nature is exciting because the subject is always in motion and it challenges me to

create that feeling in the paintings. My work is more an expression of mood

rather than a specific illustration for the landscape."

GG277 Yellow Daze 48x60 oil on canvas
GG277 Yellow Daze 48x60 oil on canvas
GG280 In the Meadow 60x72 oil on canvas
GG280 In the Meadow 60x72 oil on canvas
GG195 Sunrise at the Point 16 x 22 Oil on Paper.jpg
GG195 Sunrise at the Point 16 x 22 Oil on Paper.jpg
GG286 Hazy Morning Clouds 48 x 72 oil on canvas.jpg
GG286 Hazy Morning Clouds 48 x 72 oil on canvas.jpg
GG287 Reflection of the Morning 48 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG287 Reflection of the Morning 48 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG288 As I See It 48 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG288 As I See It 48 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG289 Between the Glow 48 x 60 oil on canvas.jpg
GG289 Between the Glow 48 x 60 oil on canvas.jpg
GG290 Reflections on the Lake 48 x 60 oil on canvas.jpg
GG290 Reflections on the Lake 48 x 60 oil on canvas.jpg
GG291 Awakening 48 x 60 oil on canvas.jpg
GG291 Awakening 48 x 60 oil on canvas.jpg
GG292 Back Road Scene 24 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG292 Back Road Scene 24 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG293 Blue Horizon 36 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG293 Blue Horizon 36 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG294 Sunset between the Clouds 36 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG294 Sunset between the Clouds 36 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG295 Storm at Sunset 48 x 36 oil on canvas.jpg
GG295 Storm at Sunset 48 x 36 oil on canvas.jpg
GG296 Sunrise in the Country 12 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG296 Sunrise in the Country 12 x 48 oil on canvas.jpg
GG297 Delta Evening 12 x 36 oil on canvas.jpg
GG297 Delta Evening 12 x 36 oil on canvas.jpg
GG298 Afternoon in the Delta 12 x 36 oil on canvas.jpg
GG298 Afternoon in the Delta 12 x 36 oil on canvas.jpg
GG299 River Flows Thru 12 x 36 oil on canvas.jpg
GG299 River Flows Thru 12 x 36 oil on canvas.jpg
GG300 Oasis 15 x 30 oil on canvas.jpg
GG300 Oasis 15 x 30 oil on canvas.jpg
GG301 Clearing Up 12 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GG301 Clearing Up 12 x 24 oil on board.jpg
GG302 Sunset Lake 24 x 18 oil on board.jpg
GG302 Sunset Lake 24 x 18 oil on board.jpg
GG303 Gulf Shore Morning 11.5 x 21 oil on board.jpg
GG303 Gulf Shore Morning 11.5 x 21 oil on board.jpg
GG304 Heavenly Morning 10.25 x 22.25 oil on board.jpg
GG304 Heavenly Morning 10.25 x 22.25 oil on board.jpg
GG305 Weekend Lake 10 x 22.25 oil on board.jpg
GG305 Weekend Lake 10 x 22.25 oil on board.jpg
GG306 Beautiful Beach Morning 7.5 x 16.75 oil on board.jpg
GG306 Beautiful Beach Morning 7.5 x 16.75 oil on board.jpg
GG307 Beach Sky 12 x 14.25 oil on board.jpg
GG307 Beach Sky 12 x 14.25 oil on board.jpg