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Greg Skrtic
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I grew up in Florida, moved to Texas my senior year of High School, and earned a BA in Art from Texas Tech University in 1985. That same year I got married, moved to Dallas, and enrolled in the BFA program at University of North Texas for Art Education. A few years later, I graduated again, joined the Peace Corps, went to Botswana and taught art at a community school in a small village on the edge of the Kalahari Desert. After four and a half years the wife and I moved to Yemen and six months later left that fine country in the midst of a civil war. We then packed whatever we had left and spent the next eight years in Vilnius, Lithuania, where my son was born in 2000. Our 'Global Nomad' days came to an end shortly after 9-11, and we returned to this strange place called the U S A, to Virginia--a place neither of us had so much as visited, and put down roots. Each new place I have lived my artwork reflects the influence of the culture, people and events of the country.

I teach art to elementary school students in Fairfax County and create art whenever I can. For me, painting is an obsession. When I begin a painting, my obsession is red--angry, creative, passionate. Red is the time I am more than likely to experiment with new techniques and color combinations, working with broad strokes. As I settle into the painting, my obsession turns to green--calm, deliberate, sedulous. Green is when I am more analytical about the work, keeping an eye to compositional concerns and aesthetics.

I take inspiration from many sources, both natural and man-made. I use patterns from patchwork quilting, carpet or wallpaper designs just as readily as from a seashell, leaf, or seed pod. Incorporating these patterns into the overall composition in a way that they can co-exist in harmony is a recurring theme in my work.
  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt?

    2.5 years.

  2. What does your username mean?

    It's my real name!

  3. Describe yourself in three words.

    Artist, Teacher, Parent.

  4. Are you left or right handed?


  5. What was your first deviation?

    First deviation posted:

    We Came Along This Road by GregSkrtic

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create?

    Acrylic Painting on canvas.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?


  8. What was your first favorite?

    Seashell No. 002 by michaelelliottfurr

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

    Photographic studies/stock images that I use as reference for my paintings.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

    :iconfaestock: :iconemilysoto: :iconiyandejesus: :iconophelia-overdose:

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

    The guys at Meatshop Tattoo!


  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

    Anyone that comments on my artwork, or that responds to comments that I've made--let's continue the conversation of and about art!

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art?

    Anything I can get my hands on! Acrylic on canvas, pencil, pen and ink, carving tools, found objects, etc.

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

    In my studio, but also in my classroom among my students.

  15. What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?

    My first Daily Deviation--what a surprise!

  • Listening to: Decemberists: What A Terrible World...
  • Reading: 101 Great Samurai Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi
  • Watching: True Detective on HBO and Mr. Robot on USA!
  • Playing: with pen&ink, Sumi-e
  • Eating: Vegan
  • Drinking: Coffee, Red Bull, V8



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Katzova Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amaizing art. Beautiful!
GregSkrtic Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!  :)
chingisruth Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2017   General Artist
He is an awesome teacher too!
GregSkrtic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Chingis!  :)
DiosadelaGuerra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the llama.
ASingleGiraffe Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017
Thank you very much for the llama! 
MinkuLul Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
your art is amazing! I just can't stop looking on this vibrant colors and details!
GregSkrtic Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you--I am happy that you enjoy it!  :)
KanchanMahon Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for thinking of me and the very kind Christmas gift!   Your work is fabulous, and I hope to see even more of it in the future.
GregSkrtic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Continued creative success in the new year! :)
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