"Ocean, Otters, Oil" by Gregg Chadwick, Oil on Linen
40” X 40”
Oil on Linen
Original Art Work
My oil on linen painting Ocean, Otters, Oil was painted as a celebration of nature and as a warning of the dangers of oil spills and environmental destruction.
This artwork is part of a new series of paintings that considers the threats to our planet from Climate Change, greed, hate, and war. There is a mysterious beauty to life itself that I am constantly inspired by.
I first became aware of the fragile nature of our planet as an elementary school student. For Christmas one year, I asked my parents for the book “Wildlife in Danger” published by the IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of Nature). They are still an important organization providing information, plans, and hope for our endangered earth. Worried about the environment as a kid, I drew pictures of animals constantly. Now I am bringing out a series of paintings that shed light on climate change, the beauty of the natural world, and our place with other species.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Gregg Chadwick has exhibited his artworks in galleries and museums both nationally and internationally.
He earned a Bachelor's Degree at UCLA and a Master’s Degree at NYU, both in Fine Art. He has had notable solo exhibitions at the Manifesta Maastricht Gallery (Maastricht, The Netherlands), Space AD 2000 (Tokyo, Japan), the Lisa Coscino Gallery (Pacific Grove, CA), the Julie Nester Gallery (Park City, Utah), the Sandra Lee Gallery (San Francisco), and Audis Husar Fine Arts (Los Angeles) among others.
He has participated in over one hundred group exhibitions including the L Ross Gallery (Memphis, Tennessee), the Andrea Schwartz Gallery (San Francisco), the LOOK Gallery (Los Angeles), the di Rosa Preserve Gallery (Napa), and the Arts Club of Washington (Washington DC). Chadwick’s artwork has been featured at Saatchi Art’s The Other Art Fair in Los Angeles, Dallas, and Chicago, Aqua Art Miami, artMRKT San Francisco, the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair, and the LA Art Show.
Chadwick's art is notably included in the collections of the Adobe Corporation, the Gilpin Museum, the Central City Opera, the Graciela Hotel Burbank, the Harbor Court Hotel, the Kimpton Group, Nordstrom, the W Hotel Hollywood, the UCLA School of Nursing, and Winona State University.
Chadwick is frequently invited to lecture on the arts; twice a year he delivers a key lecture on art and social justice at UCLA in an interdisciplinary form with the UCLA School of Nursing, and has spoken at Monterey Peninsula College, the Esalen Institute, and at the World Views forum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In Winter 2020, Chadwick was a working artist in residence at the Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles leading students at Culver City High School in an exploration of Dael Orlandersmith’s “Until the Flood.”
Chadwick is the proud father of his transgender daughter Cassiel Chadwick.