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Gregory DeGroat

Gregory DeGroat

Dayton, OH

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I was born in Springfield, Ohio in 1955. My father was an artist, and some of my earliest memories are of him teaching me how to draw. My first paintings were at the age of 8, a mare and a stallion, respectively. I can remember watching the neighborhood kids outside playing tag from my kitchen window, with my father promising to let me play with them, as soon as I completed the hair on the portrait on which he had me working .-)

I majored in art in high school, then took art courses in college, which was followed by a 27-year career as a graphic artist with the Dayton Daily News, in Ohio. Now that I've retired, my passion is to paint my way. I painted traditionally for years (see "The Old Neighborhood".) Now I want to push the envelope a bit, switching from acrylic to watercolors and pencils. I'm using these two mediums to develop a loose, gestural, almost illustrative style I call "pawing", or "Lively Line", a combination of painting and drawing.

I look forward to continually expanding on this style, but knowing me, I'll probably never be satisfied!

 

Killing Billie Holiday by Gregory DeGroat

 

Inside Sammy Davis by Gregory DeGroat

 

Inside Richard Pryor by Gregory DeGroat

 

Determination by Gregory DeGroat

 

Love by the Biltmore by Gregory DeGroat

 

The EboNia Gallery by Gregory DeGroat

 

Smokin by Gregory DeGroat

 

Exotic Fantasies in the Oregon District by Gregory DeGroat

 

Tuscan Love by Gregory DeGroat

 

The Dublin Pub by Gregory DeGroat

 

Downtown Dayton Love by Gregory DeGroat

 

White Lotus by Gregory DeGroat

 

Strolling Through the Oregon District by Gregory DeGroat

 

A Day in Downtown Dayton by Gregory DeGroat

 

A Rainy Day in Dayton by Gregory DeGroat

 

Children in Fountains II by Gregory DeGroat

 

Children in fountains by Gregory DeGroat

 

The Greatest by Gregory DeGroat

 

Leonard vs Hearns I by Gregory DeGroat

 

The Underground Railroad by Gregory DeGroat

 

Break Dancer2 by Gregory DeGroat

 

Young Maya Angelou by Gregory DeGroat

 

Trouble Child by Gregory DeGroat

 

Str8 Gangster by Gregory DeGroat

 

Cancer Divine by Gregory DeGroat

 

Public Lion #1 by Gregory DeGroat

 

Varee Is Love by Gregory DeGroat

 

Flamenco Dancer Waving Scarf by Gregory DeGroat

 

African American Boy by Gregory DeGroat

 

Eastern Woman by Gregory DeGroat

 

The Gig by Gregory DeGroat

 

The Brown Boy by Gregory DeGroat

 

Weary Woman by Gregory DeGroat

 

Obama caricature by Gregory DeGroat

 

Cute Black Child by Gregory DeGroat

 

The Old Neighborhood by Gregory DeGroat

 

Front Porch Sittin'2 by Gregory DeGroat

 

Front Porch Sittin' by Gregory DeGroat

 

Pretty Girl in Yellow by Gregory DeGroat

 

Clean As a Chittlin' by Gregory DeGroat

 

Future Leader by Gregory DeGroat

 

Future Artist by Gregory DeGroat

 

Flight Dancers by Gregory DeGroat

 

BeBop Dancing2 by Gregory DeGroat

 

Dancin' Up a Storm by Gregory DeGroat

 

Bebop Dancers by Gregory DeGroat

 

The Ballerina by Gregory DeGroat

 

Colorful Dancer by Gregory DeGroat