Greg Scheibel has always felt a strong connection to the outdoors. Throughout his life he has spent a great deal of time hiking, fishing, backpacking, and closely observing his surroundings, which has led to a deep appreciation for the remote locations and unspoiled beauty of the West, which is the main inspiration for his paintings. Greg paints on location as much as possible, trying to capture an honest record of values, color and feel of an area. The emotional connection to nature which is the result of these field studies, is the foundation for all of his work.
Greg was a drywall contractor for many years, always with a dream of someday taking his passion for art to the next level. Years of drawing, pouring over art books, collecting and studying paintings of artists he admired, and a general accumulation of life’s experiences contribute to what he puts into his paintings. Greg began showing his work in 2005 and became a fulltime artist in 2007. His work can be found in several of the West’s finest galleries, and he has been invited or juried into a number of prestigious shows. He has received several awards for his work, and scholarships from the Scottsdale Artists School. Greg has received an Award of Excellence from the Oil Painters of America on three seperate occasions, and is a Signature Member of that organization. He has been listed as an ‘Artist to Watch’ in Southwest Art Magazine, and featured in Western Art Collector, Distinctly Montana, Art of the West, and Southwest Art Magazines.
With a strong work ethic, continual study, and a genuine passion for expanding his abilities as an artist, he is truly inspired about his career as a painter. Greg lives in Bozeman Montana with his wife and two children.