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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!

 

Break Dancer1 by Gregory DeGroat

 

Jazz Preparation by Gregory DeGroat

 

Hot Jazz Man by Gregory DeGroat

 

Hot Jazz Lady by Gregory DeGroat

 

Girl in Pink Bandanna by Gregory DeGroat

 

Girl Wearing Polka Dot Bandanna by Gregory DeGroat

 

Older Nelson Mandela by Gregory DeGroat

 

Young Mandela by Gregory DeGroat

 

Young Jackie Robinson by Gregory DeGroat

 

Iconic Jackie Robinson by Gregory DeGroat

 

Young Barbra Streisand by Gregory DeGroat

 

Iconic Barbra Streisand by Gregory DeGroat

 

Young Frank Sinatra by Gregory DeGroat

 

Icon Frank Sinatra by Gregory DeGroat

 

Drummer Jackson by Gregory DeGroat

 

Contraband Jackson by Gregory DeGroat

 

Private Anonymous by Gregory DeGroat

 

By Any Means Necessary2 by Gregory DeGroat

 

By Any Means Necessary by Gregory DeGroat

 

Baby Steps by Gregory DeGroat

 

Boy and dog by Gregory DeGroat

 

Fatima by Gregory DeGroat

 

Regret by Gregory DeGroat

 

No Regrets by Gregory DeGroat

 

Young Socialite by Gregory DeGroat

 

Josephine by Gregory DeGroat

 

Stella by Gregory DeGroat

 

Esmeralda by Gregory DeGroat

 

Martin Luther King by Gregory DeGroat