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Gregory McHuronGregory McHuron   SAA, AFC, RMPAP, WAA Gregory McHuron
Landscape and Wildlife in Oil and Watercolor
 
I am a plein air painter working in oil and watercolor/gouache. Born in Syracuse, New York, I was raised in Colorado, Wyoming, Alaska and California. I always wanted to be an artist and began sketching at an early age.

My education included 4 years of extensive high school training by a teacher who graduated from the Berlin Art Academy. I attended Oregon State University and took classes in forestry and fisheries and wildlife and graduated in 1968 with a Bachelor's Degree in Art. After graduating, I worked as a designer and Art Director of an interior design firm before moving to Jackson, Wyoming.

Introduced to plein air painting in oil in 1973 by Conrad "Connie" Schwiering, I quickly found that I enjoyed painting the rapidly changing scenes. It allowed me to put in my paintings the feelings and excitement that I felt while watching the scene unfold which created more drama and excitement than I would have been able to do in a studio enviornment. I have traveled widely including to Selby Lake (above the arctic circle), AK; southeast AK; wilderness trips in the Thoroughfare and Wind River Range, WY; Colorado Rockies; Banff and Jasper National Parks, Canada; the coast of British Columbia, Canada; Alert Bay and Vancouver Island, Canada; Haida Gwaii, Canada; and down the Grand Canyon, AZ.

I am a member of the Society of Animal Artists since 1979; signature member of the Rocky Mountain Plein-Air Painters; Artists for Conservation; and Western Artists of America. I have taught many workshops throughout the inter-mountain west including for the Scottsdale School of the Arts in 2001.


 
Support for Conservation:
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Special Achievements:
  • Special Achievements
    -2011 Artist Choice Award, Rocky Mountian Plein Air Painter Show, Pagosa Springs, CO
    -2011 Silver for watercolor, Western Artists of America Show, Corsicana, TX
    -2009 Trustee's Purchase Award, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
    -2006, One of the Artist Choice Awards, Wild Wild West Show, Scottsdale, AZ
    -2005 Artist Choice Award, Plein Air 2005 Show, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
    -2008 and 2003 Colonel Richard H. "Red" Smith Award, National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
    -2002 Artist's Choice Award, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont
    -2002 Wildlife Award, Wind River Valley Show, Dubois, WY
    -1999 Wyoming Artist Association - Artist of the Year
    -1999, Artist-in-Residence at Glacier National Park for July
    -July,1995 and August, 1994 Artist-in-Residence at Isle Royale National Park
    -1991 U. S. Representative to the Leighton foundation artist retreat, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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  • Major Shows
    -Western Artists of America, Pearce Museum, Corsicana, TX
    -Oil Painters of America Shows
    -"Wildlife Art for a New Century II", National Museum of Wildlife Art, 2005, Jackson, WY
    -"Wildlife Art for a New Century", National Museum of Wildlife Art, 2000, Jackson, WY (A show for 47 internationally acclaimed wildlife artists)
    -CM Russell Show and Auction, 1979-1998, Great Falls, MT
    -Miniature Show, National Musum of Wildlife Art, 1987 to present, Jackson, WY
    -Art and the Animal Kingdom Shows, Bennngton Center for the Fine Arts, Bennington, VT
    -Society of Animal Artists National Shows
    -1986 Wild Wings Gallery, San Francisco, CA (one man show)
    -North American Wild Animal Art Exhibition sponsored by the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, OK
    -National shows with the Nature Conservancy
    -National Shows with Ducks Unlimited
    -Arts for the Parks competition. Top 100 and Top 200, the latest being in 2000
     
Collections:
  • Collections
    Many public and private collections including:
    -13 piece mural at the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center, Jackson, WY
    -Ella Carothers Dunnegan Museum, Bolivar MO
    -National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY
    -Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT
    -Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wy
    -Leighton Foundation, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    -Isle Royale Natural History Association, Houghton, MI
    -J. C. Penny, Dallas, TX
    -Lost Creek Ranch, Jackson, WY
    -Cardiac Care Unit, Great Falls, MT
    -MAG Collection, Atlanta, GA
    -Holland and Hart, Denver, CO
     
Publications:
  • Articles 
     - -Art of the West Magazine, July/August 1996
    -Southwest Art Magazine, November 1990
    -Southwest Art Magazine, March 1988
    -Wildlife Art News, September/October 1986

     
  • Listed in: 
     - -Contemporary Western Artists by Harold and Peggy Samuels
    -How to Feed a Starving Artist by Miriam Ross Wolf
    -Gray's Sporting Journal, May/June 2000 (cover)
    -The Island Within Us by Isle Royale National History Association
    -Video "Crown Jewls of the Rocky Mountains" by Joe T. and Mary Liz Adair
    -Cowboys & Indians, November 2001
    -American Cowboy, November/December, 2001
    -Images West, 2001
    -"One Day at Teton Marsh", Sally Carrighar (cover)
     
Organization Membership:

  • -Society of Animal Artists since 1979
    -Rocky Mountain Plein-Air Painters
    -Artists for Conservaton
    -Western Artists of America
     

 

 
 
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