Gregg's art reflects his life outdoors and rural roots. "It's a fantastic priveledge to trade my chainsaw for a paintbrush. I can see myself painting my way into old age. Now I'm going to share all my love and knowldege of the landscape I've worked in with others so they can appreciate what a marvelous land we live."
Gregg has participated in many plein air paint-out events and enjoys the involvement of the public. His artwork hangs in many private homes both in the U.S. and abroad. Gregg consistently juries into oil painting competitions to measure his artistic developement against others. "I've even won a couple!"
As a plein air landscape artist, Gregg is an outdoorsman and has painted in the Pacific NW, Maine, Louisiana, California the Rocky Mountain states and on his horse ranch in the paradise of the Colville Indian Reservation of Washington State.
Gregg revels in the places of natural wonder he has the priveledge to paint. "The zen of painting is Plein Air painting. Painting ‘en plein air’ captures the moment of a place but it is also a performance. I like people to watch me paint so they can appreciate the magic that I feel when a painting comes together. Painting is like fishing, sometimes you catch one and sometimes you don't, it is being there, in that moment, in that place, appreciating the marvel of life."
Gregg’s studio work reflects his deep roots of rural life. “I was born in the big sky country of Charlie Russel and grew up in Fort Benton, MT., “last stop of the Missouri river boats before the gold fields of Kellog, Idaho”. I’ve lived from Montana to Alaska farming, ranching, and working construction but with a paintbrush in my hand wherever I’ve been. Rural life is changing. Some say dying. Whether you are a big wheat farmer, a logger, a miner or the town barber, living in the country is a challenge. Artists have always had an eye for the changes in our world. I’m no different. Whether its global warming or a one world economy, I and my neighbors are looking for a clue of how to proceed into the future. As an artist I’ve got plenty of material to work with, recording it in paint is my job."