biography

 

 

GLBlue
In the Studio 2020

 

Gregory Blue has been drawing ever since he can remember. That interest enabled him to pursue a career as a professional designer and painter. He is best known for his brilliantly colored landscapes and has devoted much of his career to the exploration of color and composition.

His early work was inspired by American Impressionism, painting plein air along the Delaware Canal. His work eventually evolved into more stylized, simplified compositional studies influenced by the Abstract Expressionists. He referred to these paintings as unintentional, color explorations and intuitive compositions that were inspired by nature.

In 2013, Gregory moved to the Borough of West Chester. Inspired by the rich art history of the Brandywine Valley and the bucolic, pastoral landscape of the region, he returned to plein air painting and his love of drawing. The imagery is more detailed with a greater emphasis on light and shadow. The palette remains vibrant, and the compositions remain simple and direct. This approach allows a deeper examination of the subject and elevates the ubiquitous and mundane to the profound.

Gregory Blue’s paintings have been exhibited throughout the eastern United States. He has participated in group and solo gallery shows, as well as various juried shows. His work  appears in numerous corporate and private collections, both nationally and internationally.

Gregory Blue resides in West Chester, PA.