Chicago, IL, November 06, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Following the sale of his first original painting last month, Gregory Allen Page continues to build a name for himself within the art world. Page—who only began full time painting in 2004—has quickly put together an impressive portfolio of over 60 original oil paintings.
“Art has always played an influential role in my life,” Page says. “As a child I began painting simply as a hobby and as a way of expression, and since it has turned into a full time trade.”
Page—a lifelong art and sailing enthusiast—began his short lived career as an artist who practiced “in the antique” style, sketching various statues. Following an enlightening trip to Italy which rekindled his passion and adoration for art, Page devoted his time to pursuing his dream of being an artist.
The motivation for Page’s creations are derived from many facets—spirituality, love and beautiful life experiences, combined with a raw and personal perspective of pop culture and aspects of life which are encountered daily.
Since his first original painting was completed in 2005, Page’s work has been displayed in galleries across the world, including Los Angeles, Scottsdale, Maui, Como, Italy and Chicago—where he is currently on display at Interior Effects.
“For me, becoming an artist has never been about worldwide recognition, fame and fortune,” says Page, who discourages the sale of original paintings. “It is about tapping into my artistic presence and taking things I love, bringing them to life on a blank canvas, and sharing them with the world.”
Greg Page feels the paintings that best accentuate his use of visible brushstrokes, an open composition with emphasis on light and its changing qualities, ordinary subject matter and unusual visual angles—all key components of impressionistic art—are:
· Spring Tree- This painting depicts a tree on a windy spring Chicago day. The texture of the paint and brushstrokes expresses the feeling of the wind. You can see the wind.
· Religion of Environment and Nature- Here is a painting that includes pop culture elements as well as a free expressive brushstroke
· Biker Race- This is a sports piece, a free expressive brush captures the beauty and majesty of the sport. The bike race pack, colors, snake through the countryside.
· Marriage- This painting shows a sailboat on a windy spring Chicago day. The texture of the paint and brushstrokes expresses the feeling of the wind, and allows the viewer to feel the wind.
To truly sum up how he views his work, Page states, “Oil painting is not photography. The soul of the painter is in the freedom of his hand and the brush.”
For more information regarding upcoming exhibitions and to view Page’s paintings, please visit www.chicagoimpressionism.com and www.fineartamerica.com/profiles/gregory-allen-page.html.