Greg Giordano has been painting animals all his life. He attended the School of Visual Arts in New York City. As a boy, he spent many hours at the Museum of Natural History drawing and sketching the animals and dioramas.
An award-winning artist, Giordano combines a passion for animals and birds with an exceptional eye and technique that effectively combines realism with abstract design. He enjoys spending much of his time in the outdoors and takes yearly painting trips throughout North America to study the diverse subject matter found in his current work.
He works in many different techniques including pencil, gouache and more recently has returned to oils for his larger works. He resides in Ridgefield, CT. with his wife Joyce and daughter Jessica. His property is home to deer, fox, coyote, turkey, beaver, and many different species of birds. Local farms provide inspiration for his horse paintings.
“I am always trying to do something new, to find a new way of approaching the ordinary,” Greg says. “When somebody purchases a painting, they’ve had an emotional response to my art. People tell me that my paintings capture the spirit of the wild-something that has been lost in today’s hectic world. In my work, I try to capture the majesty of nature and provoke an emotional response from the viewer; that’s really one of the most powerful things art can achieve”.
Highlights of his fine art career have included participation in the 1984 Winter Olympic Games as part of “An American Artist’s Vision of Winter Sports”. He has exhibited in several National Art Exhibits of Alaskan Wildlife and received the “Rodger Tory Peterson Award” as the public choice for Best in Show. He has been a finalist twice in the Federal Duck Stamp Competition and was chosen to design the show poster for the National Horse Show at Madison Square Garden. He has been included in “Who’s Who in American Art” and in 1990 was a finalist in “The Artist’s Magazines Wildlife Painting Competition”. His miniature paintings have been in the most prestigious shows throughout North America including the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the Gilcrease Museum, Gallery One’s Masterworks in Miniature, and Settler’s West American Miniature Show. In 1999 his art was part of the “Nature Black & White” at the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum. Recently his work was included in the “American Academy of Equine Art’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition.