Greg Lahti

Primarily a figure painter, Lahti often dramatically costumes his figures and uses colors that are saturated, rich, and bright. The space surrounding the figures shares aspects of a theatrical backdrop, while often containing elements of abstraction or of an alternate reality; yet his figures, contrastingly, are clearly of this time.More recently, Lahti has evolved to include landscape painting, inspired by rustic, natural scenes around Arkansas, and the colorful, eclectic architecture of the FrenchQuarter in his travels to New Orleans. His landscapes, much like his figures, are imbued with a lively musical quality of brush strokes and color. Whether figurative or landscapes, the narrative of each piece and his passion for painting predominates.