Born in Kansas City, Missouri, Hugh Greer later attended the University of Kansas graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Industrial Design. He moved to Wichita, Kansas to pursue a career in Industrial Design and Architectural Delineation before establishing himself as a fine arts painter. His love of dramatic weather and textural vistas highly influenced his decision to become a full time landscape artist.
Hugh paints in a style that is easy for people of all ages to relate to and appreciate. He has a keen eye for composition and color and his landscapes are both nostalgic in their purity and realistic in their execution.
Greer’s art captures illumination in all its forms: bright and glowing as the sun lights an evening sky through an atmospheric filter that emits a red-orange hue; thick and heavy on an overcast day; muted on a foggy morning; and glisteningly intensifying color after it rains.
All of his works exhibit a profound reverence for the land Greer calls home.
“I find Kansas beautiful, just like I find the Rocky Mountains beautiful and the high deserts of New Mexico and Arizona. I try to express my love for these different areas of the United States in my paintings.”
2021 Best of Show 47th Prairie Art Exhibition Sterling, Kansas
2021 1st Place Jane Stephens Annual Watercolor Memorial Competition,
SouthWind Fine Art Gallery, Topeka, Kansas
2020 Stone House Gallery, Fredonia, Kansas, “People’s Choice” and “Gallery Choice Winner”
2019 1st Place and Honorable Mention, Stone House Gallery, Fredonia KS
2018 “Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition” 2nd place
2018 “National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic” Salmagundi Club New York, 2nd Place
2018 Gallery XII, Wichita Kansas, “Crazy 8’s” 1st place
2017 Stone House Gallery, Fredonia Kansas, “People’s Choice” and “Gallery Committee Winner”
2016 Fallbrook (California) 7th annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition, The Dole Award
2016 Stone House Gallery, Fredonia Kansas, “People’s Choice” and “Gallery Committee Winner”
2015 “National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic” Salmagundi Club New York, 2nd Place
2014 “National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic” Salmagundi Club New York, The Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award
2013 First Place: Great Plains Nature Center’s “Art on the Trail”
2013 Watercolor Missouri International, Missouri Artists Award
2012 Best of Show: “Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition”
2012 First Place: “Missouri Watercolor Society’s National Members’ Invitational”
2010 Best of Show: “Watercolor Missouri National”
2006 Grand Prize: “Arts for the Parks Mini 100” (Jackson Hole)
2003 Grand Prize: “Arts for the Parks” (Jackson Hole)
2002 Winner: “Arts for the Parks Region III” (Jackson Hole)
Mountain Trails Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico