About Greg Newbold
Greg Newbold Bio
Greg Newbold doesn’t remember life without art. His gift was recognized at an early age and was fueled by supportive parents who kept him supplied with paints, pencils, paper and clay. Greg earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992 while working as a graphic illustrator in the software industry. After a fortuitous layoff two years later, and with the blessing of his supportive wife, Greg took the opportunity to plunge into a full time art career. He feels fortunate to be able to pursue a career in the field that he loves. His artistic philosophy is to make the world a more beautiful place through his paintings because "life needs art". In addition to a full load of freelance work, Greg is currently pursuing his MFA in Illustration at the University of Hartford and teaching part time at Brigham Young University.
With over fifteen years as a successful freelance artist, his recognizable brand of work has been commissioned by such notable clients as Simon & Schuster, Random House, Heinz Foods, Harper Collins, Smuckers, Pilgrim’s Pride, Kleenex, Boy’s Life Magazine and Sony Pictures. He has also illustrated several children’s books, including The Touch of the Master’s Hand (Gold Leaf Press, 1996) and companion books Winter Lullaby and Spring Song (Gulliver Books/Harcourt 1998; 2001).His newest Children’s book entitled The Barnyard Night Before Christmas will be released by Random House for the 2007 holiday season.
Newbold’s work has been honored with merit awards from such groups as The Society of Illustrators (NY), Communication Arts, The American Institute of Graphic Design, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators, Spectrum and others. Greg is a five time Best of State-Utah winner in Drawing/Illustration and won the Best of State Statue for the entire Arts & Entertainment category for 2005. His work has been exhibited in New York City; Los Angeles; Columbus, Ohio; and around the Mountain west. He is currently branching into the fine art market with limited edition prints and gallery work. His paintings are included in many private collections.
When not painting Greg can be found enjoying vegetable gardening, fishing, or camping in the great outdoors with his family near their Salt Lake City home.