- Finalist for the Best Art Book of the Year 2016
New Mexico / Arizona Book Awards
Throughout his four-decade career as a plein-air painter, Gregory I. McHuron (1945-2012) worked outdoors on almost a daily basis. His presence in the field was legendary in Jackson, Wyoming, where he lived, and in Grand Teton National Park, where he found many of his subjects. McHuron saw each day as an adventure and the more remote the painting location the better. A committed wildlife artist, he considered himself to be “nature’s interpreter and guard” and used his art and his voice to speak out on behalf of wild places and wild creatures. The true artist, he said, must “live his art and paint from the heart.” This retrospective of McHuron’s life in art is a story of living in the now, as well as a guide to finding what McHuron called the “WOW” that serenades your soul. It is a journey of discovery as meaningful as it is colorful.
Greg McHuron held a degree in art from Oregon State University and studied extensively with landscape artist Conrad Schwiering. His work is on permanent display at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Susan Hallsten McGarry, trained as an art historian, served as editor in chief of Southwest Art magazine for 18 years beginning in 1979. She has been a contributor or primary author of more than 40 monographs and surveys on American artists, including Earthlings: The Paintings of Tom Palmore; American Legacy: Our National Parks; and Bruce Aiken’s Grand Canyon: An Intimate Affair.
Foreword by James C. McNutt
Size: 10.25 x 11.25 in.
Plates: 170 color plates