Greg Overton

master artist & storyteller

Greg Overton's oil paintings have been praised for their ability to tell a story, evoke primal feelings, and remind us of the importance of connection and balance. The core of his work is his portraits of Native Americans that are powerful and seem to convey souls of the subjects.

Humble beginnings

Overton's fascination with the American West began at a young age. He still holds onto Western pieces he drew and painted starting at about age eight. 

He always wanted to be an artist and though his youth was wrought with struggles including substance abuse and even homelessness he held onto his dream. Overton began studying and painting it in earnest after apprenticing as a tattoo artist and airbrushing haunted houses to make ends meet. Over time, he honed his craft and eventually caught the attention of some of the most prestigious galleries.


Although Overton has painted a variety of subjects, his portraits of Native Americans stand out as some of his most powerful and moving works. Through his use of color, composition, and texture, he brings these figures to life in a way that feels both timeless and deeply human.

What sets Overton's portraits apart from other depictions of Native Americans is their sense of connection and soulfulness. Each subject seems to invite the viewer to share in their world and experiences, creating a sense of depth that is difficult to put into words. Some of Overton's subjects are historical figures, while others are warriors from his imagination, but each is brought to life with a level of detail and realism that is truly breathtaking.

Overton's attention to detail in each painting is remarkable, and he brings a real sense of authenticity to each subject. From the texture of their clothing to the expressions on their faces, each element is carefully considered and executed to create a portrait that feels alive.

Greg Overton's ability to capture the spirit of the West through his art has clearly resonated with many people, including those who may not have previously been interested in Western art.


The power of social media in promoting artists and their work cannot be underestimated. The fact that Joe Rogan, a popular and influential figure, purchased one of Overton's pieces and shared it with his millions of followers on Instagram has undoubtedly helped to increase awareness and appreciation for Overton's art. Along with Rogan, several celebrities and notable figures collect Overton's work; including Channing Tatum, Zac Brown, Judge Judy, Laird Hamilton and more.

It's encouraging to see that Overton's work is attracting a diverse audience and introducing them to the rich cultural heritage of the American West. By continuing to create meaningful and evocative pieces, Overton is sure to inspire even more people to connect with and appreciate the beauty of the West.

In the same vein Overton works to connect with aspiring artists through his social media channels where he often does live painting tutorials and offers tips to other artists. He shares his story and techniques freely in an effort to make the world a better place through art.

Through his work, Overton reminds us of the beauty and complexity of Native American culture, and encourages us to explore the depths of the human experience. His paintings are more than just images on a canvas; they are powerful reflections of the soul, and a testament to the enduring spirit of the American West.

Overall, Greg Overton is a master of capturing the essence and soul of Native Americans through his oil paintings. His work speaks to the power of connection, the importance of balance, and the richness of the human experience. His portraits are a reminder of the beauty and complexity of Native American culture, and an invitation to explore the depths of the human soul.