Greg Stanley was born in Bar Harbor, Maine and grew up in Maryland. At the age of 10, his mother gave him a set of oil paints and he quickly began using his imagination. During his young boy years, he devoted much time to drawing, painting and working with clay, using just about any medium he could find to express his emotions.
While in high school he took several art classes and learned a great deal from his art teachers. In 1975 he won a ribbon in a local art contest for his painting titled “Bubbles,” a surreal landscape of green balls floating within an orange background. This was the beginning of Greg’s unique style of experimentation with contrasting colors. He continued his education as an Art Major at Montgomery College in Maryland and in 1998 received a BS in Engineering at the University of Texas in Austin.
Throughout the last thirty years, Greg Stanley has sold portraits and commissioned works. In addition, he has created logo designs and colorful paintings inspired from black and white photos he has taken. Currently he lives in Bakersfield, California where he exhibits his work at the Bakersfield Art Association’s Art Center, located at 1607 19th Street. One of his favorite original oil paintings is “Reading Beneath the Tree,” painted in 2013 and inspired by a tree from his childhood.
Greg Stanley can be reached at: 661-378-4958.