Marcy Gregg’s distinctive artwork springs from a love of color, form, and texture. 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 she and her husband began a 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 most 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. But the gratitude she felt at being given a second chance at life did not find expression in 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 is honored to be the recipient of the 2013 Charlotte, North Carolina Art With Heart Emerging Artist Award.
Marcy Gregg’s paintings are multifaceted explorations of the intrinsic beauty of form and color and the inherent properties of her chosen medium, fine oil paints. Gregg’s creative compositions reflect her love of color and texture. Frequently she builds layer upon layer of paint to create a thick application that is then finished by the use of a palette knife.
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 second chance to pursue my love of art. I am motivated by color and texture. It is what inspires me. It is my goal in each painting to leave something to the imagination…lines lost or an unexpected perspective found. I want my viewer intrigued. -Marcy Gregg