Greta Mattingly is an impressionist painter living in Louisville, Kentucky. She is known primarily for her work in oil, however, she also creates with acrylic and soft pastels, with recurring themes of nature, dramatic light, and everyday life. Some of her paintings are created in plein air (on location) and some from her Louisville home studio.
Her passion for art began at an early age. It was a gift from her mother, a talented watercolor artist, who taught her to see beautiful color and composition in the most ordinary things. Family vacations instilled a life-long love of nature and the outdoors, and her childhood experiences camping, fishing, and hiking are still an inspiration. She constantly challenges herself to capture the beauty she sees on her many travels with brushes and canvas.
Greta was mentored by award-wininning impressionist James Richards. She also studied under figurative pastel artist Margaret Dyer and was initially introduced to oil paints by artist Allen Rodgers.
Growing up in Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey she graduated from West Cheser University (Pennsylvania) with a degree in Public Health. Her years of working in health care taught her to be attentive to detail and you can see this in every subject she paints. In 2008 Greta made the big decision to leave her 30 year career behind to follow her true passion.