Gregg Simpson

Gregg Simpson

Location: Canada

Born in Ottawa in 1947, Simpson’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Canada, the U.S., France, England, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, and South America. His works are included in over 100 private and public international collections. He has been included in several major art history books, survey shows and academic studies around the world.

Simpson works in the tradition of abstract surrealism, producing canvases, drawings, mixed media and photography. His exhibition in a castle in Tuscany was the subject of a BRAVO TV documentary, broadcast across Canada in 2003, entitled A New Arcadia, The Art of Gregg Simpson, which can be seen at www.greggsimpson.com


Portfolio:

West Coast Mediterranean

Landscapes made from a combination of imagery from the artist's west coast environment and
the influence of the south of France where he frequently works and exhibits.

Summer Days “Summer Days”

oil on canvas, 22" x 24" 2008, $2000

On the Sound “On the Sound”

oil on canvas, 22" x 24" 2008, $2000

Coast Pattern 2 “Coast Pattern 2”

oil on linen, 20" x 16" 2008
$1000

Coast Pattern 3 “Coast Pattern 3”

oil on linen, 20" x 16" 2008
$1000

Coast Pattern 4 “Coast Pattern 4”

oil on linen, 20" x 16" 2008
$1000

Twilight Forms “Twilight Forms”

oil on canvas, 36" x 48" 2006
$4000

Arcadia “Arcadia”

oil on canvas 33" x 26" 2005
$1500

Recent Figurations

Works which incorporate surrealistic elements from the human figure to abstracted totemic forms.

Nude With Columns “Nude With Columns”

acrylic on canvas 54.5" x 56", 2009
$6000

Avenging Angel “Avenging Angel”

acrylic on canvas 54.5" x 56" 2009
$6000

Escapee “Escapee”

acrylic on canvas, 47.5" x 61.5" 2009
$6000

Little Devil “Little Devil”

acrylic on canvas 30" x 30" 2009
$3000

The Wizard “The Wizard”

acrylic on canvas 48" x 41" 2009
$3000

Fertility Dancers “Fertility Dancers”

oil on canvas 64" x 54" 2000
$6000

Dinner With Tristan “Dinner With Tristan”

oil on canvas 5' x 5.5' 2001
$5000

Couplings “Couplings”

oil on canvas 46" x 36" 2004
$1500

Lyric Abstracts

"My work is on the border between abstraction and surrealism, formal design and automatism. I continue to use mark making as my basic tool, as a technique to liberbate the mind and evoke universal archetypes.

I begin a work very spontaneously, often with the canvas lying on the ground and soaked with water to make the colours flow. Then I proceed through a series of re-drawing, shape making, and building layers, using the inner eye to determine a final result, which may, or may not, correspond to something in nature. These paintings are improvised to a great degree. The final result is a network of forms made directly from the application of paint, or if I use acrylic, its removal using a garden hose.

These may evolve into a lyrical, atmospheric work, or one where formal structures of design suggest the figure, the landscape, or even still life, but re-interpreted into a purely imaginative realm, a personal, yet universal, world of forms whose meaning changes with each viewer."

Blue Mosaic “Blue Mosaic”

oil on canvas 5.5' x 7' 1999
$6500

Off the Map “Off the Map”

oil on canvas 65.5" x 55" 2003
$6500

Autumn Blue “Autumn Blue”

acrylic on canvas 4' x 4.5' 2004
$4500

Fragments “Fragments”

oil on canvas, 26" x 20", 2005
$1200

 In the South “ In the South”

oil on canvas 37" x 29.5" 2003
$3000

Figurated Forest “Figurated Forest”

acrylic on canvas, 6' x 5.5' 1994
$4000

Paths of Light “Paths of Light”

acrylic on canvas 57.5" x 44.5" 1998
$5500

 Blue Cascade “ Blue Cascade”

acrylic on canvas, 5' x 8' 1998
$6500.

Paysages

Landscapes of France: Brittany, Fontainebleau Forest, and Provence.

  Field Near Mt. Ste.Victoire “ Field Near Mt. Ste.Victoire”

oil on canvas 4.5' x 3.5' 1997
$5000

Impressions of the Fontainebleau Forest “Impressions of the Fontainebleau Forest”

acrylic on canvas 3'5" x 4'6" 1997
$3500

Lake Near the Palace “Lake Near the Palace”

oil on canvas, 3' x 3.5', 1998
$4000

Balanced Passage “Balanced Passage”

oil on canvas 42" x 32.5" 1997
$3000

Vaison la Romaine “Vaison la Romaine”

acrylic on canvas 35" x 30" 2007
$1500.00

Home of Cezanne “Home of Cezanne”

pastel on paper, 40" x 32" (framed)
$850