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2024 Ohio Artist Registry Juried Exhibition

Gregory DeGroat

Fine Artist/Graphic Designer DeGroat Art and Design
Home 130 Bellaire Ave. #306 County: Montgomery
Dayton Ohio 45420 United States
Home Phone: 9373615908 Birthday: August 29, 1955 Website: FineArtAmerica


was born in Springfield, Ohio in 1955. My father was an artist, and some of my earliest memories are of him teaching me how to draw. My first paintings were at the age of 8, a mare and a stallion, respectively. I can remember watching the neighborhood kids outside playing tag from my kitchen window, with my father promising to let me play with them, as soon as I completed the hair on the portrait on which he had me working .-)

I majored in art in high school, then took art courses in college, which was followed by a 27-year career as a graphic artist with the Dayton Daily News, in Ohio. Now that I’ve retired, my passion is to paint my way. I painted traditionally for years (see ‘The Old Neighborhood’.) Now I want to push the envelope a bit, switching from acrylic to watercolors and pencils. I’m using these two mediums to develop a loose, gestural, almost illustrative style I call ‘pawing’, or ‘Lively Line’, a combination of painting and drawing. UPDATE: I’ve moved on from ‘Lively Line’, but will eventually return in some fashion.

My current goal is to be recognized as one of the finest watercolorists in the world. In my mind I’m already there, but it remains for me to prove it.



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