Greg Thatcher Welcome to my gallery. It features “pleine aire” drawings in pencil, pen and ink and mixed media and prints inspired by the avenues of yew trees in Saint Mary’s Churchyard Painswick, Gloucestershire, England. I am fascinated with these trees and I try to work there yearly on location. I work in the Art Department at the Maharishi School in Fairfield, Iowa. I received my B.F.A. in printmaking from the University of Victoria B.C. Canada and my M.A. in drawing and painting from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Canada.

My full resume is below.


  • University of Victoria, B.C., Canada, B.F.A. with Distinction
  • University of Saskatchewan, Canada, M.A. in Painting and Drawing

Selected Group Exhibitions Invitational

  • San Francisco Museum of Art, San Francisco, CA
  • Theater Art Galleries, High Point, NC
  • Norman MacKenzie Art Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • University of Nevada, Reno, NV
  • Institute for Creative Arts, Fairfield, IA
  • Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, IA
  • Burlington Art Center, IA
  • Olsen-Larsen Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA
  • University of Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Quad Cities International Airport, Moline, IL
  • Galesburg Art Center, Galesburg, IL

Competitive Exhibitions

  • Augustana College, IL
  • Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Fort Dodge, IA
  • Des Moines Art Center, IA
  • Muscatine Art Center, IA
  • Quincy Art Center, IL
  • Memphis State University, TN
  • Hearst Center for the Arts, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Art Gallery of Victoria, Victoria, B.C. Canada
  • Haydon Gallery, Lincoln, NB
  • Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Emerald Gallery, Fairfield, IA
  • Central College, Pella, IA
  • University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • The Art Center, Iowa City, IA
  • Galex 49, Galesburg Art Center, Galesburg, IL
  • Galex 50, Galesburg Art Center, Galesburg, IL
  • (Small But Mighty), at Prairie State College, Chicago, IL

Selected One-Person Exhibitions

  • University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Sask. Canada
  • University of Iowa, “Project Art,” Iowa City, IA
  • Institute for Creative Arts, Fairfield, IA
  • Maharishi International University, Fairfield, IA
  • Gallery 108, Fairfield, IA
  • Open Space Gallery, Victoria, B.C., Canada
  • Maharishi University of Management, Retrospective, Fairfield, IA
  • Burlington Art Center, Retrospective, Burlington, IA
  • Iowa Wesleyan College, Retrospective, Mt. Pleasant, IA
  • Southeastern Community College, Burlington, IA
  • Blanden Memorial Art Museum, “Memory of Place”, Ft. Dodge, IA
  • Art 52 Gallery, Fairfield, IA


  • Iowa State Bank, Fairfield, IA
  • Fidelity Financial Corporation, Boston, MA
  • University of Saskatchewan, Sask. Canada
  • Hauptman and Associates, IA
  • Farm Bureau Insurance, Des Moines, IA
  • Franz-Moore Photography, San Francisco, CA
  • Guild Investments Management, Santa Monica, CA
  • Bob Brown Business Consultants, La Jolla, CA
  • Blanden Memorial Museum of Art, Fort Dodge, IA
  • Rose Direct Marketing, Fairfield, IA
  • Marathon Photo, Fairfield, IA
  • Americus Diamond, Fairfield, IA
  • Conference Calls Unlimited, Fairfield, IA
  • Scientific Systems, Boston, MA
  • Dr. Elizabeth Young, London, UK
  • Ric Donhauser Photography, Fairfield, IA
  • Hon Industries, Muscatine, IA
  • Bill Teeple, Director ICON Gallery, IA
  • Astroview, Fairfield, IA
  • Maharishi School, Fairfield, IA
  • Scientific Systems, Boston MA
  • Dr. Michael Eisner, Fairfield, IA
  • Dr. Graham DeFreitas, Fairfield, IA
  • Dr. Fred Travis, Fairfield, IA
  • Dr. Stan Thatcher, WA
  • Francesco Volponi, HI
  • Natalie Pfeifer, HI
  • Dr. Peter Van Wyck, Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. Alan Lewis, Montreal, Canada
  • Dr. Donn and Ann Brennan, Dublin, Eire
  • Dr. Cliff and Gillian Yates, UK
  • Dr. Geoffrey Wells, Australia
  • Rodney Franz, CA
  • Frank Dennis, Toronto, Canada
  • LISCO Internet Services, Fairfield, IA
  • Jay Boyle Gems, Fairfield, IA
  • Bluebird Graphics, Fairfield, IA
  • Jonathan and Kathy Rudney, Fairfield, IA
  • Dr. Wm and Shelley Fulcher, Fairfield, IA
  • Pat Hughes, UK
  • Fran Fergusson, Sydney, Australia

Awards and Grants

  • 1975 Saskatchewan Arts Board Summer Grant
  • 1975 & ‘76 Sakatchewan Arts Board Commission for Mural in Department of Chemistry, University of Saskatchewan
  • 1976 Saskatchewan Ministry of Youth, Culture and Athletics Grant to tour major eastern museums in US and Canada
  • 1991 & ‘92 Iowa Artists Council Mini-Grants for printmaking collaboration in England
  • 1992 Iowa Artists Exhibition, Special Recognition for Works on Paper, Des Moines Arts Center, IA
  • 1997 Blanden Memorial Museum of Art, Purchase Award, Fort Dodge, IA
  • 2005 Emerald Gallery Special Recognition Award, Fairfield, IA
  • 2006 Iowa Art Council Mini-Grant for Greg Thatcher Retrospective Catalogue and Exhibit
  • 2014 Successful Kickstater, “Plein Air of the Sacred Yew”, financed a month of drawing in England
  • 2015 49th Galex National Competitive Exhibition, Bronze Medallion Award, Galesburg Arts. Center, Galesburg, IL
  • 2017 Small But Mighty National Competition, Award for Excellence, Prairie State College, Chicago, IL

Professional Experience

University of Saskatchewan, Canada (Extension Division):

  • 1976 Lecturer, Art Appreciation
  • 1977 Lecturer, Painting and Drawing

Maharishi International University:

  • 1979-‘82 Instructor, Department of Art
  • 1982-‘84 Assistant Professor, Department of Art
  • 1984-‘96 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art

Institute for Creative Arts, Fairfield, IA:

  • 1984-‘88 Director ICA

Maharishi School of the Age of Enlightenment:

  • 1988-present, Art Department Chairman
  • Middle and Upper School Faculty

Maharishi University of Management:

  • 2016 Adjunct Faculty