John Gregg was born in Yuma: Arizona in 1957. He is the second generation raised in Arizona. The major influence behind his art was his mother, Corrine Gregg, who was a prolific artist.
John was introduced to hiking when he was 16 at Telluride mountaineering school. He has hiked the back country of Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, New Mexico and the Sierra Nevada mountains of California.
He opened a online landscape photography company John Gregg Photography at www.johngregg.com in 1995. Using his photography from the Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, the Great Basin of Nevada, Canyon Lands of southern Utah and the back country of California’s Sierra Nevada.
In 2008 John took a pottery class at Reid Whipple in Las Vegas. It reintroduced him to clay. This began a deep passion for clay. John’s favorite type of Ceramics is called Alternative Firing, using no glaze, just oxides and fire on bare clay. John gave workshops on alternative firing methods. He had a pottery studio in his home called Ceramics by John Gregg and also part owner of Clay Arts Vegas in Las Vegas, NV.
In 2014 John’s back would not let him lift clay anymore. He found a new art medium, oil paint. He finds oil paints very tactical, building layers of depth and color. John uses his large photographic library as references for his paintings. He tries to tell a story in his oil paintings.
John in 2016 opened John Gregg Studio’s which includes Photography, Ceramics and Paintings. His website features his paintings.
In 2020 John took a zoom watercolor class set up by Drawing studio in Tucson AZ. John has fell in love with watercolors.
The southwest influence shows in his work today.