Profile: Gregory Packard

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Gregory Packard

Joy Love, 36 x 36", Oil, © Gregory Packard
Joy Love          36 x 36"          Oil

On painting, Gregory Packard writes: 


"It's sort of like you are writing the symphony


at the same time you are playing it!"


   Gregory Packard knew he had an artist's sensitivity, but didn't come to pursuing painting seriously until he was 28. Since then, he has excelled, with work showing in juried exhibitions across the country. His paintings have been featured in multiple national publications, including:  Western Art Collector, Southwest Art, Art of the West and American Art Collector. We asked him to write us about growing up with an artist's inclination, working in a more traditional job and ultimately making the decision to take the leap to becoming a full-time painter.

   "One day at age 27 or 28, I was in downtown Boise for a meeting. I walked into a gallery that had some work on the walls that excited me. It was Robert Moore’s paintings. The gallery owner told me he was teaching a workshop, so I signed up on the spot. I went around the corner to another gallery and saw another artist’s work that excited me—Delbert Gish. He was also teaching a workshop. I signed up on the spot there as well. That was the first time I knew about workshops, and I knew that I could afford at least a workshop. I was so excited because it was the working man’s way of becoming an artist. Taking those initial workshops changed me forever. I was so addicted—I didn’t have a choice in the matter but to pursue it."

The Space Between, 48 x 60", Oil, © Gregory Packard
The Space Between           48 x 60"           Oil


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