This is my story.
But the people who buy, display, and find meaning in my art are the true heroes of this story.
How it started
How it's going
Introducing Greg Overton
About the Artist
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.
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 Western 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.
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.
What does it mean?
But the truth is, sometimes I don't even know and the meaning comes from the beholder. What does it mean to you? How do you relate to the warriors I paint and how does this image speak to YOU? That's what really matters. You are the reason I paint.
The art comes through me.
I am the channel through which these images come into the world. But I am just the painter. What do you see?
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