Greta Chapin McGill, grew up to the African American music of Motown and Miles Davis. A Washington DC native, her memories of going to classical music concerts at Constitution Hall with her father are among her fondest memories. She discovered color when, at the age of 10 her parents sent her to Saturday morning art classes. Here her life was transformed. …The smell of the oils was intoxicating to
She studied at Howard University, as well as Corcoran School of Art. Leaving the US to live and work in Firenze,Italia, Chapin McGill visited the European capitals of art and architecture. In recent years, she has spent an extended amount of time living and working in the rocky silences, beauty and light of Northern New Mexico and engaging in an independent study of art and architecture of the villas of the
Cote d’ Azure including the Eileen Gray house e-1027. She is profoundly inspired by her African ancestry and incorporates these very diverse experiences into her art. A practice she calls Diasporic Expressionism
Not afraid to try different techniques to achieve what her mind is seeing. She compares the mixing of mediums and colors as the feeling of an intense love affair. As a writer she has published fiction and poetry as well as lifestyle and beauty articles.
“I am abstractly real and sensual in my work and in my life. I paint, write, and live to bring my thoughts and creations from the invisible to the visible”. -Greta Chapin McGill
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