Gregory Packard

Ackermans Fine Art

Gregory Packard | Transformation | Ackerman's Fine Art

Transformation

American (b. 1970)

“Painting to me is about the personal connections we make with all of creation, a language that corresponds directly with how we see and interpret the world around us and within us.

The physical act of painting is an experience of passion, somewhat directed with control, skill and luck. Whether the scene is in front of me while painting from life or a recollection of the warm sun on my face, all experiences past and present contribute to the finished canvas.

packard-gregoryIn my experience painting is not a documenting of something but rather like capturing a glimpse, the pinpoint of a memory or the scent of a flower—it is experienced and gone quickly. Although at times a more literal rendering of nature is the best choice, more often I find a poetic or lyrical statement best describes how I feel about what I am seeing while painting. This simplification is the result of the enormity of creation. Beautiful nature in all its glory radiates so much more than just an exact image.

It is always my challenge to paint not only those qualities seen but those which awaken our emotional roots—our souls. If you are a melancholy person I want to put you at home by the weight of the sky in my landscape. If sanguine, I hope to open the heavens for you by simply painting the day’s first light.

It is this daily life we live, the nature of ourselves and our world, that so excites me when standing before my canvas—life’s vital creation that is my source of inspiration and humility.” – Gregory Packard

 

Gregory Packard will be participating in the following events:

• Gilcrease Museum, Collector’s Reserve, opens Oct. 25, 2015

• Howard Mandville Gallery Miniature Show, Oct. 17, 2015

• Oh Be Joyful Gallery, Telluride, December, 2015

Recent and upcoming articles:

• Southwest Art Magazine, June 2015

• Western Art Collector, June 2015

Western Art and Architecture June/July 2014

• A recent interview with Greg in the Lucky Compiler

• Southwest Art Magazine Cover and editorial, May 2013

Southwest Art feature article, August 2012

• Western Art Collector November 2011

Art of the West feature article March/April 2010 & Collectors Edition 2011

• Article on painting the Rockies in Southwest Art’s October issue, 2010

• Article, American Art Collector, November Issue, 2010

Select Exhibitions
• 1-Person Show • Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum • Big Horn, WY • 2009
• 3-Person Show • Greenhouse Gallery • San Antonio, TX • Nov. 2010–2008
• 2-Person Show • Scottsdale Fine Art • Scottsdale, AZ • 2011, 2009–2008
• 2-Person Show • Long Gallery • Scottsdale, AZ • March, 2006
• 1-Person Show • Marquette Gallery • Cincinnati, OH • 2006–2005
• 1-Person Show • Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum • Big Horn, WY • 2004
• 1-Person Show • Montana Trails Gallery • Bozeman, MT • 2007, 2005, 2004, 2002
• Salon International 2009–2004 • International Museum of Contemporary Masters of Fine Art
• Women’s City Club of Pasadena Exhibit • California Art Club • Pasadena, CA • 2004, 2003
• Biennial Invitational • Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum • Big Horn, WY • 2004–2002
• Wyoming Invitational • Bradford Brinton Memorial & Museum • Big Horn, WY • 2003
• Southwest Art Selects—Artists to Watch & Steamboat Springs Arts Council • June 2003
• 5-Person Show • Bradford Brinton Memorial and Museum • Big Horn, WY • 2002

Awards
• Honorable Mention for Artistic Excellence, Salon International 2007, 2005–2004
• “Collector’s Choice”: Cowboys and Indians magazine, January, 2004
• “Artists to Watch”: Southwest Art magazine, December, 2002

Background
• Born: May 3, 1970; Boise, Idaho
• Current residence: Montrose, CO
• Education: BA English, Boise State University, Boise, ID, 1996