This California-based artist paints from life, stressing careful observation and direct execution. She has a strong, painterly style that exhibits a fine sense of color. Her plein air landscapes, figures, floral still life, and equine work is widely exhibited and collected internationally.
After earning a BA in applied arts, Greaves was a scholarship student of master artist Sergei Bongart and studied frequently with William F. Reese. Workshops with Harley Brown, Bettina Steinke, Ned Jacob, and others added breadth to her work.
During her 35-year career, Greaves received numerous awards and has signature memberships in Knickerbocker Artists, Alla Prima International, and Whiskeytown Plein Air Painters. She was awarded master signature status in Plein Air Painters Northwest Society and juried associate membership Oil Painters of America. In 2005, the Society of Master Impressionists invited her to be a charter member.