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Tonight! - Please Join Me as I Open My Studio at the 12th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Art Studios


Gregg Chadwick
Stealing Home (Jackie Robinson)
8"x8" oil on canvas 2016


At the Santa Monica Art Studios, I am part of a community of artists - driven to create, share knowledge and experience, and help the community at large. 

This weekend, I would be honored to have you join the long list of visitors to my studio #15 at the Santa Monica Art Studios.


Saturday, October 8 from 6-9pm 

Sunday, October 9 from 1-5pm


3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405






Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/8 | tags: painting drawing figurative sculpture mixed-media performance conceptual pop realism landscape surrealism modern photography digital

Off to Memphis!

by Gregg Chadwick



Gregg Chadwick

Elvis Presley (Suspicion)

36”x36” oil on linen 2016

In the Exhibition:

One in a Million 

August 2 - 27, 2016

Reception 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, August 5, 2016. 

5040 Sanderlin, Suite 104, Memphis, Tennessee 38117



Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 8/2 | tags: L Ross Gallery painting

Cross Currents: Don't Forget the Water - Salish Sea

by Gregg Chadwick


Gregg Chadwick
Salish Sea
30"x24" oil on linen 2014 

Two years ago on a technicolor blue day, I stood on the deck of the Wenatchee ferry cutting through the choppy sea from Seattle to Bainbridge Island. The vessel was named for the Wenatchi people who originally lived in the shadow of the Columbia and Wenatchee Rivers in Eastern Washington State. We are riding on a ship of memory.


In the Yakama language, wenatchi means "river flowing from canyon." The Wenatchee River was home to a vibrant salmon run prior to the damming of the Columbia River which impeded the salmon's journey. Like the fish, the Wenatchi tribe was also blocked from its ancestral waterways as the US government rounded up the Native Americans in Washington State and collected them in reservations far from their native lands. 



I often think about the rivers, lakes, towns and cities we have named after the original Americans. The absence of most of their culture in our increasingly mini-malled landscape points to the brutal erasure of Indian tribes across the United States. The dominant culture in America seems to continually romanticize, while at the same time ostracizing, the rich history of Native Americans. The writer Sherman Alexie will have none of that, thank you. Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington before graduating from Washington State University. Alexie is a major player in contemporary writing. His well-received novels, Reservation Blues and Indian Killer helped pave the way for his foray into film with Smoke Signals and The Business of Fancydancing. Alexie writes with courage about his experiences as an Indian in a white culture. Alexie also writes, as Andrea Vogt in Washington State Magazine reported, with "brutal honesty-some might even say disdain-about ignorance, alcoholism, and other problems on the rez."  


The Business of Fancydancing leads Gene Tagaban (Aristotle Joseph), Michelle St. John (Agnes Roth), and Evan Adams (Seymour Polatkin), with writer/director Sherman by Lance Muresan
Courtesy Washington State Magazine

For Alexie and other Native American activists ignoring the problems exacerbated by systemic racism in the US is out of the question. With that in mind, for over 20 years an annual inter-tribal Canoe Journey has been held on the Salish Sea. The Salish Sea is a 6,500 square mile ecosystem consisting of the Puget Sound Basin (US) and the Georgia Basin (Canada). 

Canoe Journey 2016, Paddle to Nisqually, continues the inter-tribal celebration and annual gathering of Northwest indigenous nations. The website for Paddle to Nisqually goes into great detail about the history and significance of the event:

"Canoe Journey gatherings are rich in meaning and cultural significance. Canoe families travel great distances as their ancestors did and participating in the journey requires physical and spiritual discipline. At each stop, canoe families follow certain protocols, they ask for permission to come ashore, often in their native languages. At night in longhouses there is gifting, honoring and the sharing of traditional prayers, drumming, songs and dances. Meals, including evening dinners of traditional foods, are provided by the host nations.

When Europeans began exploring the region, the tribes were used to meeting and welcoming strangers who arrived by boat. Sadly, the Europeans did not understand the hospitality culture of the coastal tribes as the tribes were displaced over the next two centuries. The canoe culture, as practiced by the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest, had all but disappeared until the Canoe Journey events began to grow in the 90’s. Techniques of canoe making and use had largely vanished and fewer and fewer tribal people knew how to pull a traditional canoe. Now...a new tradition is well into the making and a cultural resurgence is underway."

The Salish Sea is a 6,500 square mile ecosystem consisting of the Puget Sound Basin (US) and the Georgia Basin (Canada). 

The theme for this years Canoe Journey is "Don't Forget the Water" in honor of the Nisqually Tribe's Mountain story.  



The Nisqually Tribe finds hope in the annual canoe journey and its focus on community building:

The Nisqually River Council’s Nisqually Watershed Stewardship Plan (NWSP) recognizes that community wellness is a key component of creating a sustainable watershed. We embrace the people who live in the Nisqually watershed, their sense of identity and responsibility that has existed for generations. Strong communities require, among other things, access to the arts and high community health indicators. Paddle to Nisqually represents a unique opportunity to highlight the many efforts the Nisqually Tribe makes to promote community wellness, including a culture free of drugs and alcohol, access to traditional and healthy foods, and close ties to Nisqually heritage.

Looking back now on that day on the ferry, I see things through the veil of my painting and the complicated history of the region. There is an accumulation of memories gathered in this Salish Sea as the Wenatchee ferry carries its passengers towards their destination. How many canoes over the centuries have traversed this same path?

In my painting Salish Sea, who is the rider on the bow of this ship of memory? 



Gregg Chadwick's Salish Sea is on exhibit at Saatchi Art through September 29, 2016 in the group exhibition Cross Currents. There will be an opening on Thursday, July 21, 2016 from 6-9pm. For more info and to RSVP please visit:



New Works by Los Angeles Artists 

Saatchi Art, the world's leading online gallery, presents new works in celebration of LA's first citywide Public Art Biennial, Current: LA.

July 21, 2016

6–7pm VIP Preview

7–9pm Public Reception

Featuring special musical guest


1655 26th Street

Santa Monica, CA 90404

RSVP by July 20


CROSS CURRENTS is a new exhibition on view at Saatchi Art in Santa Monica. Curated by Katherine Henning, Associate Curator, and Jessica McQueen, Assistant Curator, the exhibition continues Saatchi Art's series of shows around the world.

The exhibition highlights the work of 14 emerging artists represented by Saatchi Art, the world’s leading online gallery: Gregg Chadwick, Fabio Coruzzi, Charlotte Evans, Art van Kraft, Chase Langford, Koen Lybaert, Lola Mitchell, Harry Moody, Relja Penezic, Kelly Puissegur, Stephen Rowe, Erin Tengquist, Dean West, and Naomi White.

The exhibition is on view from July 21 through September 29, 2016 at Saatchi Art, located at 1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday by appointment. Please email to schedule a visit during gallery hours. Gallery

All works are on sale at the exhibition and online at Saatchi Art:




Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/21 | tags: Salish Sea Saatchi Art painting figurative realism landscape modern

Thinking About Peace and Painting With Melissa Pickford

by Gregg Chadwick


Under the Gun Film Poster Reflected in Window at Premiere in Beverly Hills, CA
May 3, 2016
photo by Gregg Chadwick

Just spent a rich afternoon in my studio with Monterey Peninsula College Art Gallery Director Melissa Pickford. Her father Rollin Pickford was an accomplished painter of the California scene and she is an accomplished curator and artist as well. We caught up on our lives, and talked about art, and memory, and time, and we also discussed the recent violent acts across the globe. Writer Anne Lamott on her Facebook page writes, "And then in recent weeks, Orlando, police shooting innocent people, and innocent police officers being shot, and now Nice. How on Earth do we respond, when we are stunned and scared and overwhelmed, to the point of almost disbelieving?" This morning as I scan the reports trickling out from Istanbul about the failed coup in Turkey, a news alert scans across my computer screen informing me of a new shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This summer of discontent continues to boil. But Anne Lamott reminds us,"What is true is that the world has always been this way, people have always been this way, grace always bats last, it just does--" 

As we consider recent events, three books published in the last few years should be on every peacemaker's bookshelf: Steven Pinker's The Better Angels of Our Nature: Why Violence Has Declined, Michael Shermer's The Moral Arc: How Science Makes Us Better People, and the Dalai Lama's Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World. These three volumes begin with the premise that global violence on an historical timeline is not increasing and that humanity is generally good. As Melissa and I talked about - turn the nightly news on, or scan the latest headlines on your iPhone, and it would seem that the world grows uglier each day. Pinker's book successfully argues that the past was a much more brutal time. Shermer argues that because of the Enlightenment, thinkers consciously applied the methods of science to morally solve social struggles and that again, on an historical timeline, humanity is in the most moral period in history. The Dalai Lama makes it clear in Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World that an individual does not have to be religious to be ethical. Love and compassion are necessities for living. Compassion expresses deep sensitivity to the sufferings of others and a fierce drive to help alleviate those sufferings. Compassion is also the realization that we - human beings, animals, and the earth itself - are all interconnected.

How do we respond to our summer of discontent with compassion? Anne Lamott writes:

"I know that we MUST respond. We must respond with a show of force equal to the violence and tragedies, with love force. Mercy force. Un-negotiated compassion force. Crazy care-giving to the poor and suffering, including ourselves."

And we must continue to paint, to write, to dance, to sing. To value creation over destruction.

We must continue to fight for justice and to celebrate life. 

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/17 | tags: photography modern realism painting monterey Melissa Pickford peace life Art

Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists presented by Saatchi Art

Tonight in Santa Monica: 

Fresh Faces: New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists presented by Saatchi Art

My portrait of Anna May Wong is part of this upcoming exhibition in Santa Monica. Anna May Wong was the first Chinese American film star, and the first Asian American actress to gain international recognition.

Her acting career went from silent films to talkies, to stage, to radio, and to television.


Born in Los Angeles, a few blocks from Chinatown, Anna May Wong's career has been an inspiration for many. My painting was created as an homage to Anna, sourced from numerous photo stills and film clips from the era.

Please join Saatchi Art in celebrating the opening of


New Portraits by Los Angeles Artists



Saatchi Art at Demand Media

1655 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404

For complimentary valet parking, enter lot via 26th Street.

Please RSVP by March 17th at the link below.

Fresh Faces, curated by Saatchi Art curators Katherine Henning and Jessica McQueen, continues Saatchi Art's series of exhibitions around the world featuring today's most exciting emerging artists.

The exhibition will feature recent works by 14 Los Angeles-based artists, including Kevin Bradley, Gregg Chadwick, Karen Clark, Fabio Coruzzi, Steven Engelmann, Maria Folger, Minas Halaj, Mark Hobley, Tahnee Lonsdale, Mallory Morrison, Christopher Mudgett, Brian Oldham, Stephanie Vovas and Adrian Kay Wong.

The exhibition will be on view from March 24 through May 13, 2016. Gallery hours: Monday through Friday 10am-5pm and Saturday by appointment. Gallery contact:

All works are for sale at the exhibition in Santa Monica and online at Saatchi Art. To view, please visit


Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 3/24 | tags: #freshfaces painting drawing figurative conceptual pop realism modern photography

Loving Vincent


Currently under production by the Oscar winning companies Breakthru Films and Trademark Films, the animated film Loving Vincent delves into the life and art of Vincent Van Gogh. Each frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas that will lend a sense of immediacy and painterly touch to Vincent's story. 


Loving Vincent is sourced from over one hundred and twenty of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings and from the 800 letters written by Van Gogh during his lifetime.


The trailers below give hints of the animated feature to come.







Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 3/21 | tags: painting drawing figurative mixed-media video-art modern digital

Gregg Chadwick Artist Talk on Feb 27th 2016 - Last Week for Mystery Train at Sandra Lee Gallery and More Studio Notes from Gregg Chadwick - Winter 2016

  I reorganized my paints yesterday after fervent months in the studio painting the work for Mystery Train. Tubes of oil paint squeezed into empty twisted shells and stray caps marked only by a tell tale ring of color  were discarded. Brushes, newly cleaned, stand at attention ready for new work. A clean glass palette now sits on top of a used stack of brightly daubed surfaces. Painting trains seems to bring daily reminders of change, of process, of journeys. When a train or plane turns around for its trip back home, there is little time for introspection. Vehicles are cleaned, engines refueled, often a new crew is added - new passengers and new travels await. As Mystery Train prepares to depart San Francisco, I ask you to celebrate with me at a closing party and artist talk on February 27th at the Sandra Lee Gallery (details below) if you are in the Bay Area. I have listed below a series of events, exhibitions, press, and more that give a glimpse into the excitement around Mystery Train and my art. Thanks for taking the time to look at and ponder my paintings!

Hope to see you soon. - Gregg Chadwick

1. Artist Talk and Closing Party for Mystery Train on Saturday, February 27, 2016 2-4pm 

      Santa Monica-based artist Gregg Chadwick  has been painting for three decades. His current studio is an old airplane hangar where the flurry of takeoffs and landings on the runway outside seems to creep into Chadwick’s paintings as he explores movement and travel within his light-filled paintings.  His current series of paintings is entitled ‘Mystery Train’ and evokes the railways of America that Chadwick says run in his blood. His grandfather worked as a fireman, stoking coal in steam engines before advancing to train engineer on the Jersey Central Line. Chadwick often says that family gatherings brought the rhythms of the rails home. The sounds of railroad workers echoed in the music that Chadwick’s relatives played in the shadows of the train lines outside. For Chadwick and many others such as writer Greil Marcus, filmmaker Jim Jarmusch, and musicians Junior Parker and Elvis Presley, the enduring mythos of America and its legacy is wrapped in the blues notes of the song ‘Mystery Train’. Chadwick will speak about these influences and how they shaped his current paintings.

 Sandra Lee Gallery 

 251 Post Street, Suite 310

San Francisco, CA 94108





2. Gregg Chadwick's 'Mystery Train' Celebrates the Rhythms of the Rails! by Kathy Leonardo

Read more about Mystery Train in the Huffington Post:



3. Much thanks to Alan Bamberger for his photos and comments on the "Mystery Train" opening at Sandra Lee Gallery on Feb 4 -

Sandra Lee Gallery: Mystery Train - Gregg Chadwick.

Comment by AB: "Dreamy dynamic portrayals recall the heyday of rail travel and the nostalgia it evokes."

More from Alan at:


4. Mystery Train: Influences and Inspiration (Videos and More)


5. A selection of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings from the Mystery Train series was exhibited at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair from February 11-14 in the Sandra Lee Gallery booth. 

(Photo by Eric Minh Swenson) Gregg spoke at the booth on February 12, 2016. Jersey Rain (Across the Tracks) was illustrated in the catalog and Gregg’s talk was featured as well.




6. A solo exhibition of Gregg Chadwick’s paintings entitled Cities in Time, hangs through March 2016 at Vedder Price in Century City, California.


7. Gregg Chadwick’s painting Pigalle is featured on the cover of the latest issue of

    Black Fox Literary Magazine.


8. A Balance of Shadows: Gregg Chadwick's Paintings 

    Authored by Kent Chadwick

    Hardcover – February 6, 2016

     Available Online at Amazon

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 2/21 | tags: Gregg Chadwick speed of life painting drawing figurative realism landscape modern

Tonight! Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing - October 21, 2015 7-9pm

Gregg Chadwick 

Buddha of Roseburg

8"x6" oil on panel 2015


Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing to benefit LA Family Housing.

October 21, 2015 7-9pm

Room & Board, Helm's Bakery Building, 8707 Washington Boulevard, Culver City CA 90232

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/21/15 | tags: painting drawing abstract figurative sculpture mixed-media conceptual pop realism landscape surrealism modern traditional photography digital graffiti/street-art

You Are Cordially Invited to Gregg Chadwick's Events and Exhibitions!


Please Join Me This Upcoming Weekend
for the 11th Anniversary of the Santa Monica Art Studios. 


My studio #15 will be open with a display of new paintings in process.

Saturday, October 17 from 6-9pm 
Sunday, October 18 from 1-5pm

3026 Airport Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405




Gregg Chadwick will be speaking at The Representational Art Conference
on November 2, 2015 in Ventura, California 

From Tehran to Ferguson:
Social Justice in Contemporary Representational Art


(For more info please click here:


Gregg Chadwick 
Kids Who Die: From Ferguson to Baltimore
24"x48" oil on linen 2015

(Inspired by Langston Hughes & the #BlackLivesMatter Movement)


Gregg Chadwick's Solo Exhibition Cinema of Time
Continues at Upper West through October 24, 2015

Upper West, 3221 Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Artist Gregg Chadwick Engages Hollywood in New Exhibition: "Cinema of Time"
Huffington Post Article published July 7, 2015 By Kathy Leonardo
"Paintings have always been a backdrop in Gregg Chadwick's life. Much like a cinematographer shapes a film with beautiful images, Chadwick creates his own stories via his art with iconic themes and striking figures with subtle subtext." 
Read the Complete Article at:

Gregg Chadwick's Paintings at Upper West



"Buddha of Roseburg" will be available at
Art & Home: An Evening with LA Family Housing to benefit LA Family Housing.

October 21, 2015 7-9pm
Room & Board, Helm's Bakery Building, 8707 Washington Boulevard, CA 90232

Gregg Chadwick 
Buddha of Roseburg
8"x6" oil on panel 2015

More at:




And a not so distant memory...

Actress and Art Collector Yareli Arizmendi
Seems to Merge with Gregg Chadwick's Ethereal Painting at LA ART Show 2015  #LAArtShow 


My artwork was featured at the LA Art Show 2015 at the LA Convention Center by the Sandra Lee Gallery and The Station Agent was illustrated in the catalog. January 14-18, 2015





Hope to see you at one or more of these events!

Thanks for your interest in my art.


Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/13/15 | tags: Art & Home Gregg Chadwick LA Family housing open studios Representational Art Conference sandra lee gallery santa monica Santa Monica Art Studios 11th Anniversary TRAC Upper West Yareli Arizmendi painting figurative modern

You Are Invited to "An Odyssey: 10 Year Anniversary of the Torrance Art Museum"


Gregg Chadwick
Not a Morning Person
8"x8" oil on panel 2015




Saturday, September 12, 2015
6:00pm – 10:00pm

I am excited to have my painting "Not a Morning Person" in the Torrance Art Museum's 10 Year Anniversary Benefit Exhibit and Fundraiser. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase artworks from the various artists who exhibited at the museum over the past decade. All works will be sold for $100.00 USD and proceeds will go towards future museum renovations and to expand the museum's arts and education programs. Hope to see you there! - Gregg Chadwick

Below is a list of confirmed artists who will have their work sold at the gala:

Accardi, Charles
Agito, Robyn
Alexander, Peter
Aliabadi, Shiva
Alvarez, Tania Jazz
Ano, Michael
Apgar, Jonathan
Appel, Kevin
Aragona, Marisa
Argote, Carmen
Arrowsmith, Dawn
Avesar, Nurit
Baer, Nadege Monchera
Baker Cahill, Nancy
Balisle, Jenny
Bankhead, Steven
Barber, Kireilyn
Barrie, Kelly
Batura, Tanya
Baumann, Edith
Baxter Blader, Enid
Bear, Claudia
Beck, Bridget
Belle, Nicole
Bemiller, Quinton
Berk, Barbara
Bersaglieri, Andrea
Bharthania, Arezoo
Blair, Philippa
Boogie, Chor
Bowne, Chris
Bracken, Lelde
Bravin, Ashley
Briare, Jim
Brookshire, Madison
Brown, Nick
Brown, Tony
Buchman, Lindsay
Buckley, Georgette
Buis, Doug
Cagin, Gul
Callaghan, Joshua
Campbell, Clayton
Campins Cambra, Daniela
Cantor, Ellen
Carla Handel, Michelle
Carter, Matthew
Casentini, Marco
Castrejon, Enrique
Chadwick, Gregg
Chang, York
Chomick, Michael
Chowdhury, Srijon
Chung, Helen
Clark, Eric
Clarke, Lee
Clarke, Marsia Alexander
Clavel, Annie
Cooper, Brian
Counts, Emily
Coy, Chris
Croskery, Sydney
Daley, Carole
Davis, Cherie Benner
De Anda, Ismail
De Boer, David Michael
Deniaud, Michelle
Dennis, Sergio
Diener, Ann
Dill, Laddie John
Dimitrov, Slobodan
Dodge, Dani
Dominick, Drew
Dommermuth, Mike Vegas
Dove, Daniel
Duarte, Veronica
Duffy, Sean
Dunn , Tom
Dunn, Jeanne
Durazo, Martin
Dutcher, Mark
Edwards, Gabriel D
Ekouagou, Kokou
El Baz, Mohamed
Ellis, Zavier
Erker, Jay
Es, Carol
Evans, Nancy
Everett, Peter
Factor, Tia
Fahnestock, Mclean
Fallah, Amir H
Faragher, Kristine
Faulwell, Asad
Feldman, Roni
Ferrandez, Jesus Max
Fierro, Michelle
Folk, Elizabeth
Foster, Andrew
Frieden, Sarajo
Frost, Kristin
Gad, Simone
Gafford, Chris
Gallegos, Omar
Gellis, Yvette
Ghilarducci, David
Ghuloum, Rema
Gipe & Tell Studio
Giandalia, Herlinda Rojas
Gladstone, Wendell
Gomez, Ed
Gravis, Lydia
Gray, Katherine
Gruni, Zoè
Gunn, Linda
Haft-Candell, Julia
Hager, Jenny
Hall, Walt
Harvey, Liz
Hawkins, Vincent
Henry, Karma
Ho, Tai Yin
Holliday, Hadley
Holmes, Brent
Huff, Nathan
Hüttner, Per
Huynh, Phung
Ida, Bryan
Ilie, Marie-Laure
Ishizaki, Velda
Jackel, Claire
Johnson , Kiel
Jones, Brian Thomas
Kacherian, Gegam
Kaminski, William
Katholm, Bibi
Kaufman, Seth
Kaur, Siri
Kidd, Thomas Whittaker
King, Eri
Kitts Senn, Andrea
Kolosvary-Stupler, Eva
Koss, Robert
Koumoundouros, Olga
Kroeger, Alberto
Kuhn, Christopher
Kundell, Elana
Kunik, Linda
Kunke, Jason
Kvetny, Ida
Lah, Olga
Laird, Campbell
Lajarin, Aitor
Lane, Connie DK
Lane, Marion
Larkey, Molly
Larson, Ian
Lawson, Thomas
Leapman, David
Lee, Jung Ji
Lee, Michelle Jane
Lemke, Alex
Lewis, Tim
Halloran, Lia
Liesy, Carolyn
Lizotte, Susan
Logereci, Susan
Madoo, Ceres
Madrid, Vanessa
Mann, Elana
Marcelletti, Alanna
Markowitz, Barry
Mars, Adam
Marshall, James L.
Martelloni, Luigia
Martin, Heather Gwen
Matsuno, Jeff
McClure, Siobhan
McDonald, David
McLain, Mike
McReynolds, Faris
Measures, Jon
Melían, Kathleen
Mercier, Christopher
Mills, John
Mirabal, Charise
Montes, Esmeralda
Moore, Charlotte
Morales McCain, Claudia
Moya, Robert
Najarian, Hagop
Nebolon, Frances
Nehrbass, Jennifer
Nguyen, Hung Viet
Nguyen, Khang Bao
Nishigawara, Nobuhito
Noble, Aaron
Novak, Travis
Orr, Julie
Orser, Julie
Oxley, Lisa
Palmer, Dylan
Parducci, Claudia
Paull, Julia
Pece, Bob
Petropoulos, Renee
Phelps, Calvin
Pierzynski, Mike
Plascencia, Gloria
Pomonis, Mary Anna
Presneill, Max
Quintana, Juan Carlos
R. Hong-An Truong
Raggett, George
Ramin, Michelle
Ramos, Jason
Ramos, Vincent
Razdow, Max
Reavey, Peggy
Reeves, Diane
Ricci, Bryan
Rich, Bobbie
Rick, Gay Summer Sadow
Roberts, Christy
Roberts, Colin
Rodkin, Ben
Rodriguez, Ana
Roy, Jean-Pierre
Rubio, Nano
Ruiz, Conrad
Russell, Linda Jo
Ruthsatz, Richard
Ruznic, Maja
Ryan, David
Ryan, Frank
Saegusa, Satoshi
Sakai, Yoshi
Sanchez Burr, David
Sanford, Conchi
Sarason, Phoebe
Savage, Kate
Sayler, Marisa
Saylor, Daney
Schiele, Kristen
Schomaker, Kristine
Schoenmaker, Ellemieke
Scholnick, Jaime
Schoultz, Andrew
Schwartz, Julia
Schwartz, Steve Sas
Seal, Tamra
Sewelson, Cory
Shewmake, Becca
Silver, Emily
Sin, Yong
Sittler, Rebecca
Skarbakka, Kerry
Sming, Vivian
Sorg de Mollerat, Cheryl
Soto Diaz, Mariangeles
Spanbock, David
Sparkes, Sarah
Standlea, Jesse
Stepaniuk, Gina
Stewart, Allison
Stewart, Cynthia
Svenningsen, Theodore
Taber, Ryan
Thibeault, Marie
Thomas, Noah
Tierney, Patrick
Tomczyk, Vincent
Trueman, Chris
Tse, Shirley
Tucker, Kim
Updegraff, Miller
Urban, Paul
Valdez, Elizabeth
Vlahovich, Tyler
Warwas, Ben
Webster, Steve
White, Ralph
Whitmore, Tessie
Wiesenfeld, Alexandra
Willis, Jay
Whitney, Kay
Wolek, Joe
Wolek, Lena
Wolkoff, Steven
Wood , Eve
Wright, Alison
Yelland, Tobin
Yun, Lawrence
Zamani, HK
Zask, Peggy
Zask, Ben
Zellen, Jody

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 9/4/15 | tags: An Odyssey Torrance Art Museum Fundraiser Gregg Chadwick painting drawing abstract figurative sculpture mixed-media conceptual pop realism surrealism modern traditional photography digital graffiti/street-art

Gregg Chadwick's "Cinema of Time" Opens Sunday, July 12, 2015


Gregg Chadwick

Los Angeles Theatre

36"x48" oil on linen 2015

 HUFFPOST Arts & Culture

Artist Gregg Chadwick Engages Hollywood in New Exhibition: "Cinema of Time"

Article published July 7, 2015 By Kathy Leonardo


You are invited to the Opening Party on Sunday, July 12th from 4-7 pm

At UPPER WEST at 3221 Pico Blvd in Santa Monica.

Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Hope to see you there!


MORE on Gregg’s show at UPPER WEST in Santa Monica:

Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 7/9/15 | tags: Cinema of Time Gregg Chadwick Hollywood Times Huffington post LA Art Party opening Santa Monica Mirror Upper West painting figurative conceptual realism modern

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thanksgiving Message from Thich Nhat Hanh 

Thich Nhat Hanh at UCLA
photo by Gregg Chadwick  

A worthy repost from four years ago: 

“We like the idea of being thankful to the cosmos, to everything that offers itself to us as food. That is why in Plum Village we organize a Thanksgiving Day, and we address our thanks to four objects: first of all to our father and our mother, who gave us life; to our teacher who gave us spiritual life and helped us know how to live in the here and now; we thank our friends who support us, especially in difficult moments, and we thank every being in the animal, vegetable and mineral world for our support and maintenance.

So the Buddhists also celebrate Thanksgiving, with that kind of insight. And while we celebrate Thanksgiving, we relate to everyone who is there, and this is a very good practice so that we don’t cut ourselves off from reality. The feeling of gratitude can help us to remember and to cultivate the element of compassion and loving kindness in us.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, Plum Village, 27th July, 1998
Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 11/28/14 | tags: Gregg Chadwick happy thanksgiving

Lust, Lecherousness, and Love


Peter Clothier's scurrilously witty new novel "The Pilgrim's Staff" explores lust, lecherousness, and love through the voices of two men from two disparate centuries. David Soames, a contemporary figurative painter living as an ex-pat in Los Angeles, receives a curious package in the mail from an English cousin. Wrapped in layers of tape and memory is the two hundred year-old journal of an English gentleman, who begins his tale with the words"I am no Rake!" "Rake" is a wonderfully antiquated word that refers to a man caught in the snares of immorality, particularly concerning the charms of the opposite sex. 


William Hogarth

A Rakes's Progress:3

The Rake at the Rose Tavern

62.5x75.2 cm oil on canvas 1734

Collection Sir John Soane's Museum, London


Writing this on the 10th of November, in a coincidence worthy of Clothier's novel, I am reminded that the 18th century English painter William Hogarth was born on this day in 1697.  Hogarth's pre-cinematic series entitled "A Rake's Progress" immediately comes to mind.  Reflecting his own deep history in the arts as both writer and arts administrator, Clothier deftly weaves artistic concerns into "The Pilgrim's Staff." In Clothier's novel both men richly voice their own sexual histories with honesty and quite a bit of humor that echoes the satirical artworks of fellow Englishmen Hogarth, Thomas Rowlandson, and George Cruikshank. 

Clothier's"The Pilgrim's Staff" is not a mere romp. The novel also explores the destructive potential of family legacy and the clouded history of power, abuse, and sexual slavery in 18th century Imperial England as well as in our contemporary world. "The Pilgrim's Staff" is a book about sexual pleasure and also a cautionary tale that reminds us not to lose the love as we lust. Highly recommended!


Notes on Peter Clothier and "The Pilgrim's Staff"

Peter Clothier learned about masculinity the British way: boarding school and Cambridge--and spent twenty years in recovery in men's group work. 

Previous books include two novels, a monograph on David Hockney, and a memoir, While I am Not Afraid: Secrets of a Man's Heart. His recent book, Persist, was acclaimed as the "ultimate survival guide for any creative artist."  

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Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 11/11/14 | tags: review Peter Clothier The Pilgrims Staff Cover by Gregg Chadwick fiction painting figurative realism modern traditional

Gregg Chadwick's News and Events

1. Gregg Chadwick 's painting  "To Catch A Thief" has been selected by Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, the husband-and-wife team behind the lifestyle brand AphroChic, to hang in the special Helms Bakery Pop-up Home October 10 – 12, 2014 in Culver City. 

Details at:


Gregg Chadwick

"To Catch A Thief' 

10"x10" oil on panel 2014


2. Gregg Chadwick will have artwork in the Art Unified booth at Worldwide Art Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Convention Center from October16-19, 2014. More at: 


Gregg Chadwick

"Oracle of Milan" 

40"x30" oil on linen 2014 


3. Make sure to save the date for the most exciting art event of the year in Santa Monica! The 10th Anniversary Open Studios at Santa Monica Art Studios

Please join us for the 10th Anniversary Open Studios Celebration at Santa Monica Art Studios.

Thirty-nine painters, printmakers, photographers, sculptors and mixed media artists will open their studios for the event.

Would love to see you in my studio - #15!

Saturday, October 18th from 6-9pm & Sunday, October 19th from 1-5pm 


4. The noted writer Peter Clothier asked Gregg Chadwick to create artwork for the cover of Clothier's latest novel, "The Pilgrim's Staff".  

Clothier writes: 

"Gregg Chadwick was generous enough to create an image for the front.  Having read the book, he delved into the art of the 18th century, particularly the erotic prints and drawing of artists like Thomas Rowlandson and George Cruickshank and came up with an image that captured the spirit of both the period and the story that I've written."


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Gregg Chadwick,

"The Embrace" 

30"x24" oil on linen 2014


5. Gregg Chadwick, inspired by his recent trip to Istanbul and the wondrous books of Turkish author Orhan Pamuk, will have his painting "The Museum of Innocence" in Room & Board, Art & Home- an art show benefitting LA Family Housing 


Room & Board, Art & Home - an art show benefitting LA Family Housing

 8707 Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232. Tel: (310) 736-9100. 

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 23rd, 7-9 PM  (My Birthday:)


Gregg Chadwick

"The Museum of Innocence"

 8"x10" oil on panel 2014


Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 10/1/14 | tags: Gregg Chadwick #SantaMonicaArtStudios painting figurative conceptual pop realism surrealism modern

A Memory Museum


Holland  Cotter has a wonderful new piece in the New York Times entitled A Memory Museum

Cotter writes," I’m also a curator of my memory, which carries traces of art encounters from over the years. A few of those encounters — with certain objects, books, buildings — have altered the atmosphere, changed how I see and joined a permanent collection that I regularly revisit."

He then challenges us to describe experiences with art that has changed our lives and to post them in the comment section in his article. I find this to be an enlightening question:

Which works of art have changed the way you look at the world? 

I answered Mr. Cotter with the following:

The place of memory in the arts is so revealing. One of my first experiences with an artwork happened in Amsterdam when I was a six year old and the experience changed me forever. My father had finished his tour in Vietnam as a USMC JAG and we reunited as a family in Europe. During that trip we visited the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. There I found myself slack jawed in front of Rembrandt’s iconic group portrait "The Sampling Officials of the Amsterdam Drapers Guild."  I recognized it as the same image on the Dutch Masters’ cigar box, my father’s go-to brand. The connection was phenomenal; I was hooked and I knew that someday I would become an artist. 


Posted by Gregg Chadwick on 8/6/14 | tags: Art #SMart #SMart10 #SantaMonicaArts Gregg Chadwick painting figurative mixed-media realism modern traditional photography

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