David Gregory is a traditional realist painter working in watercolor and oil with an emphasis on landscapes and cityscapes, though he also paints still-lifes, portraits, and trompe l’oeil (French for "fool the eye"). He has been a painter for over forty years and has exhibited widely in both solo and group exhibitions. David has been juried into these national and international painting venues: Arts in Harmony International Show 2019; The Adirondack National Exhibition of American Watercolors 2018; International Watermedia 2017; Aquarious National Watermedia Exhibition 2016, Chataqua National Exhibition 2016 (click on CV for a full list). Over four thousand of his paintings and more than one hundred etchings can be found in public and private collections in the USA and abroad.
David was born in in Canton, Illinois, in 1947. He began his art training while studying architecture at the University of Illinois, but an exhibit of landscape paintings by art professor Billy Morrow Jackson ignited a desire to study painting. He enrolled in Jackson’s classes and continued to receive private critiques and mentoring in Jackson's studio after leaving the university.
David loves to travel in search of new inspiration. He has enjoyed lengthy painting journeys to England, Holland, Belgium, France, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Singapore, and, most recently, Venice and Florence, Italy. David lived in Hawaii and California for several years, but has returned to his native Midwest. He now lives in Peoria, Illinois with his wife Renée.