Welcome to my gallery. It features “pleine aire” drawings in pencil, pen and ink, 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 received my BFA in printmaking from the University of Victoria B.C. Canada and my MA in drawing and painting from the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Canada.

My full resume is below.

Education
  • 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
  • Gloucester Society of Artists Summer Show, Painswick, UK
  • Contemporary Art Gallery, Burford Garden Centre, Burford, England (invitational group exhibition)
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
  • 13th International Drawing Annual Competition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohi
  • Arboreal International Exhibition, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Figgi Museum Bi-Annual Competitive Exhibition 2017, Davenport, Iowa
  • Tri-State Biannual Competitive Exhibition, Quincy, Illinois
Gallery Artists’ Exhibitions
  • The Art Collector, San Diego, CA
  • Wenniger Graphics, Boston, MA
  • Hamilton Art Gallery, Gallery Shop Exhibition, Ontario, Canada
  • Vernon Gallery, Giverney, France
  • Cornerhouse Gallery, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Percival Gallery, Des Moines, IA
  • Fiery Beacon Gallery, Painswick, Gloucestershire, England
  • Touche Gallery, Stroud, Gloucestershire, England
  • Teeple Hansen Gallery, IA
  • ICON Gallery, Fairfield, IA
  • Mindy DeHudy Contemporary Art, Needham, MA
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
Collections
  • Iowa State Bank, Fairfield, IA
  • Fidelity Financial Corporation, Boston, MA
  • University of Saskatchewan, Sask. Canada
  • Farm Bureau Insurance, Des Moines, IA
  • Guild Investments Management, Santa Monica, CA
  • Blanden Memorial Museum of Art, Fort Dodge, IA
  • Marathon Photo, Fairfield, IA
  • Conference Calls Unlimited, Fairfield, IA
  • Scientific Systems, Boston, MA
  • Hon Industries, Muscatine, IA
  • Bill Teeple, Director ICON Gallery, IA
  • Maharishi School, Fairfield, IA
  • Scientific Systems, Boston MA
  • Dr. Geoffrey Wells, Australia
  • LISCO Internet Services, Fairfield, IA
  • Bluebird Graphics, Fairfield, IA
  • Aroido de Riengo, Mexico City, Mexico
  • Dodici Restaurant, Washington, IA
  • Gallery 52, Fairfield, IA
  • Center Point Investments, IA
  • Damien Hirst, UK
Awards and Grants
  • 1975 Saskatchewan Arts Board Summer Grant
  • 1975 & 1976 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 & 1992 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
  • 2017 Art Burst Exhibition - 2nd Place, Painswick, UK
  • 2017 Gloucestershire Society of Artist - Extended their first international membership to Greg
Professional Experience

University of Saskatchewan, Canada (Extension Division):

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

Maharishi International University:

  • 1979-1982 Instructor, Department of Art
  • 1982-1984 Assistant Professor, Department of Art
  • 1984-1996 Adjunct Faculty, Department of Art

Institute for Creative Arts, Fairfield, IA:

  • 1984-1988 Director ICA

Maharishi School:

  • 1988-2014, Art Department Chairman
  • 2014-2018, Part-time Faculty

Maharishi University of Management:

  • 2016-present, Adjunct Faculty