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.
I experience great joy when I stand in front of a canvas. In my miraculous healing, God gave me a second chance at life; and each day that I paint, I have a restored opportunity to pursue my love of art. I am motivated by line and color. These elements inspire me. My goal in each painting is to leave something to the imagination . . . lines lost or an unexpected perspective found. I want my viewers excited, energized when they see my work.