Greg Osterhaus

“Color intoxicates, composition challenges the intellect,  nature  feeds the human soul. It is the combination of these components on a once-blank canvas that opens up a universe of possibility.” 

“Paintings are as much about the paint as they are about the subject matter,” explains the artist.  Rather than seeing a photograph, Osterhaus would like the viewer to “connect” with the painting, to share in a visual language embracing the underlying emotions experienced as he orchestrated each piece. 

Encouraged by his parents at an early age, Greg has always had a passion for art.  His innate abilities combined with his technical training at VA Tech were the foundation for his career.  Building on that foundation, Greg has gleaned from various masters, including John Singer Sargeant, Twachtman, and Wolf Kahn, but remains true to his own vision.  The important thing, the artists believes, is to constantly relearn and reinterpret, keeping in mind that there is no set formula, no safe path. 

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