Gregory D. Stocks
Gregory Stocks has been a professional exhibiting artist for over a
decade and is recognized for his remarkable combination of classical
representation and contemporary execution. In a light, fast pace he
lays down bold, flat-edged brushstrokes using rich earth tones. His
style is stark, with a clean, contemporary feel. His scenes are a
combination of memories and imagination… improvised landscapes intended
to relate not so much a place as “a place in one’s heart and
Gregory was born in Lubbock, Texas in 1963. His High School years were
spent in Idaho, where early interests in art and music led to numerous
awards and have become lifelong passions.
Arriving in Utah in 1981, Greg attended Utah State University where he earned a
Bachelors degree in Art. He then worked as a designer in the sportswear
industry while pursuing a career in fine art. Shortly after his first solo
exhibition in 1998, he began painting full time.
Gregory’s work has been featured in the publications Southwest Art and
American Art Collector. In addition to exhibiting at the US Embassy in
Brussels, Belgium in 2005, his work is represented in many private and public
collections in America and abroad.
My work is an effort to create images that serve as emotional detours from the
noise and confusion of the surrounding world. I find the process of painting to
be similar to that of writing a song. There is a basic structure or rhythm to
the work. The melody comes into play in the form of color, brushwork and the
expressive possibilities of process. ~Gregory Stocks