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Greg Wallace: “Catching the Light – Gestural painting strategies” – February 23, 2024


In this workshop, participants will experience concise introductory lecture, painting demo, and students create their own explorational artwork following the instructors guidelines and guidance. Hours: 9am – 4pm

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Greg is a lifelong professional visual artist and representational painter. The son of an artist and teacher, he grew up and was educated in Madison, Wisconsin. A number of art awards at a young age nurtured an interest and confidence in the arts. His adult art training was received at the University of Wisconsin, Madison from 1974 -78 where he majored in art
and art education. A time predominantly spent developing a strong foundation in classical drawing and painting skills. Soon after, a move to Arizona in 1979 fueled an interest in studio landscape painting, which eventually sparked an interest and dedication to painting on location in plein air. A resident of Tucson, Ariz. for 4 decades, he has had continuous
gallery representation throughout, participating in many gallery and invitational art events across the country. Wallace currently works out of his rural desert studio adjacent to Saguaro National Park West. His unique oil and watercolor paintings are included in corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

Recent Articles;

Recent Juried Shows and Awards
2018 7th Annual plein Air Salon Category winner – Best Floral

SPAP juried show;
2020 Four Corners Gallery “Sonoran Light” 2nd place
2021 Artist And Makers Studio “Sonoran Sizzle” – 3rd place
2021 Ironwood Gallery-Sonoran desert Museum “A Brush With The Desert” – honorable
Recent group shows
2022 Tucson Barrio Painters exhibit “A Moment in the Barrio” Four Corners Gallery
2022 Currently part of an ongoing Tucson Barrio Painters group exhibit at Four Corners Gallery,
“Barrio Redux”
“Barrio Corazon” at Upper Links Gallery Tucson International Airport thru Jan 2023
2022 12th Annual plein Air Salon Category winner – Best Buildings and Dual award Honorable
mention in Best Clouds categories.
Commercial Gallery Representation;
Rosequist Galleries Tucson AZ 1980-1885, 1990-2000
Sanders Gallery 1985-1990
Legacy Gallery Scottsdale AZ 2001-2016
GregWallace.Art 2017- present
4 Corners Gallery 2020- present
An active Signature Artist member of the Sonoran Plein Air Painters organization; 2020 –
An active artist in the Tucson Barrio Painters group. 2020 – present

Visit Greg’s website.


Greg Wallace Painting Workshop


Participants will experience;
-concise introductory lecture,
- painting demo,
-students create their own explorational artwork following the instructors guidelines and guidance.

General Outline;
Planning for success
Picking your Key

The Power of Pre-sketching

Finding balance
Asymmetry is our friend
Odd numbers are dynamic

Reducing form - Less is more
Grouping to unify
Anticipation of staging

Gestural solutions
Painting, not a picture
Alla Prima
Variation Variation Variation

Color considerations
Picking your palette
Under painting

Suggested Reference materials;
Edgar Payne “Composition of Outdoor Painting”
Hawthorne “Hawthorne on Painting”
Johannes Itten “The Elements of Color”
Robert Henri “Art Spirit”