Greg Crossley

Artist Summary

Greg Crossley was born and raised in Alberta Canada and got through the long winters concentrating on drawing. After a career in advertising design communication in New York City. his passion for drawing is now devoted to drawing images of Mount Desert Island in Maine.  Price Range:  $500 – $750

Full Biography

Greg Crossley

I was born and raised in Alberta Canada. I got through the long winters concentrating on drawing. My passion for drawing was developed further while attending the Alberta College of Art. After art college I spent a number of years working at Access an educational communications company funded by the government. I learned animation and set design which was the catalyst for a career in advertising design communication. I moved to New York city to further that career. My drawing abilities earned me a teaching position at the School of Visual Art in Manhattan.

I live in the West Village in Manhattan with my wife and our 3 Corgis. We spend our summers on Mount Desert Island in Maine.

I am now devoting my time to drawing images of Mount Desert Island. The drawings are executed on black somerset paper using watercolor pencils. Starting in black gives me the ability to subtly reveal the images using light.

Awards and Honors

Work featured in American Institute of Graphic Arts 365/2004, Communication Arts Design Annual 2002, Communication Arts 1998, Art Direction Magazine 1988 and 1989, and Graphis Annual 1986. 2001 Effie award for the New York Times print campaign.

Artist’s Statement

“I am now devoting my time to drawing images of Mount Desert Island. The drawings are executed on black somerset paper using watercolor pencils. Starting in black gives me the ability to subtly reveal the images using light.” Greg Crossley