|Greg Barnes got his formal training
at Wake Forest University receiving a BFA in 1985. Under the instruction
of many fine teachers he learned painting, printmaking, sculpture, and
Following college, Greg entered a career path that included technical
illustration, computer graphics, computer-based training, and multimedia
programming. Throughout those years, Greg always kept his brushes and
charcoal close at hand.
After 911, he and his wife Janet decided to take a leap of faith, pursuing
a fine art career full time. Greg quickly found portrait work, which
eventually led him to pastels. A few week-long plein air workshops set
him in on his current course.