Thursday, May 5, 2011

Interview with Artist Greg Stair

 Greg Stair is an artist I have know for a number of years now. He does absolutely amazing work in soft pastel. Greg does portrait work in amazing detail but never seems to loose the painterly look I like so well. I have admired his work since the first time I framed a piece close to 10 years ago! greg was my first showing artist at the Gallery Wall at Art Supply Northwest and has shown with us at WiseDesignz. We always have prints and cards available at the gallery. I hope you enjoy our interview with Artist Greg Stair.

JW: Tell us a bit about your arts education
GS: I have an Illustration and Graphic Arts degree from Western Washington University.  I have attended a variety of other colleges while advancing my Art education.

JW: How would you describe your Art?:
GS: My art started out as what I call Extreme Portraiture and has evolved into realistic pastel work depicting a variety of topics (including portraits).

JW: When were you inspired in the arts?
GS: I was always active in the arts and am constantly inspired by new events in my life.  Being a teacher allows me to experience life from a variety of perspectives and creative angles.

JW: Can you remember the time and place?:
GS: No, does that mean I'm getting old?

JW: Can you tell us a bit about your history with Everett?
GS: I was born in Everett and  grew up in Marysville.  I have been teaching in Everett for about 17 years now.  I have always been active in the community.

JW: What inspires you now as an artist?:
GS: The need to improve and evolve inspires me.  I like to think I'm constantly improving and changing.

JW: What advice can you give to emerging artists:

GS: The one thing I've learned is to never give up.  If you believe in what you do keep doing it and work through the frustrations.  Life is what you make of it.

For more information on Greg Stair and his art you can visit the website links listed below: 

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