“As life takes its turns, so does my art. Through the process of surrendering, I was able to step outside my abstracts and additionally create a very meaningful collection of still life pieces. It was in the stillness of my studio that a new perspective was found, both in spirit and style.” — Marcy Gregg
The latest exhibition by Charlotte based artist Marcy Gregg opened up at the ANFA Gallery on Thursday, November 14th. The exhibition titled, ‘Standing Still’ features both artwork in the artist’s signature style that those who have been following Gregg’s work will instantly recognize with it’s use of blues, and rich golden yellows, along with new still life work. Both styles are intermixed throughout the ANFA Gallery. The exhibition will be on view through December 27th.
Strength and Peace
“The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace. — Pslalm 29:11
You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever. – Psalm 16:11
Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness. — Colossians 2:7
I will give you a new heart and a new mind. I will take away your stubborn heart of stone and give you an obedient heart. I will put my spirit in you and will see to it that you follow my laws and keep all the commands I have given you. — Ezekiel 36:26-27
Formed by Hand
And yet, O Lord, you are our Father. We are the clay, and you are the potter. We are all formed by your hand. — Isaiah 64:8
About the Artist
Marcy Gregg’s distinctive artwork springs from a love of color and line. Born in rural East Texas, she expressed an interest in art at an early age. She remained in Texas after graduation from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, where she majored in studio art. After graduation, Marcy married and set her art aside while focusing on her family. They soon relocated to Charlotte, NC and in the busyness of family life Marcy continued to put her art on hold.
However, her life was changed forever after a serious complication arose during the delivery of her third child, leaving Marcy in a coma from which there was little hope of recovery. Overcoming incredible odds, through the healing power of God, Marcy regained consciousness but lost much of her memory. Faced with the daunting task of rebuilding her identity, Marcy slowly put the pieces of her life back together, even starting her own corporate consulting business. However, she found that her gratitude for being given a second chance at life did not find expression in the confines of the corporate world. Determined to make the most of the life that had been restored to her, Gregg sold her successful business in 2006 and returned to her true passion, art.
Gregg describes her paintings as “puzzles” in which line plays a crucial part. It is through an artistic process of finding “lines lost and an unexpected perspective found” that she imbues her compositions with energy. While the linework gives her art energy, it is the artist’s distinctive palette that gives her oil paintings life. Marcy’s art is found in private and corporate collections across the United States and abroad.
Read my 2017 interview with Marcy here.