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“I was born and raised on the Northshore of Massachusetts. The coast has always been my playground, and is the backdrop for many of my memories growing up. I love traveling and exploring different places, but I always find myself back in this beautiful landscape, surrounded by the scenes that I live and work in daily. The constant movement of water, the push and pull of the tides, the rich layers and textures found near the sea – is where I feel at home, and is rhythm that drives my work.”
Much of my formal education is in sculpture and 3D form, and that has greatly influenced the way I approach my painting. Working in a large scale – moving feely around the work – is where I am most comfortable. I love to build layer upon layer, often overworking my paintings before making a conscious decision to tone them down to a finished piece. I once had a painting professor tell me, “knowing when to stop is the most important part of painting.” This is something that has stayed with me, and a constant thought while working on a piece. I see it as an ongoing dance on the fine line between underworked and overworked. But in the end, I think I am always trying to identify the stillness in the creative storm. “
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GREGG IRBY GALLERY
Gregg Irby Gallery in Atlanta is the contemporary fine art destination for discovering up & coming, regionally, and nationally acclaimed painters. Located on Atlanta’s Westside, Gregg Irby Gallery is not your typical art gallery. With 30 artists represented, more than 300 paintings and works on paper are hanging in the airy 3,400 square foot space with industrial high ceilings, vintage French lights and doors, and epoxy floors. Our team welcomes visitors as guests, rather than clients, encouraging them to casually explore at their own pace. The gallery’s passion and motivation is to launch truly talented and hardworking artists and to present established artists as they should be experienced.
In the 20 years of curating the works of artists, Gregg Irby Gallery has proven to be the source for discovering paintings and works on paper that will resonate for years to come.