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
"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."