We had the good fortune of connecting with Greg Wyszynski and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Greg, why did you pursue a creative career?
I have been drawing and painting or just doodling all my life. I love art and all concepts about it; whether it be performance art , photography, glass etchings,charcoal, etc. My favorite artist is Salvador Dali who does surrealistic paintings. My favorite medium is acrylics because of the faster drying time. This technique I have been doing for the past three years is called fluid painting. It’s basically mixing paint with various mediums and pouring it onto canvas,wood, or glass and using a torch to finish it off. I had my first art show and sold six of my paintings; it was than that i realized I had found my niche in life. Since than I have sold over forty paintings and eventually hope to make a living doing this. I always dreamed of being a professional artist and today I am.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
Creating my paintings is like a Zen moment for me.and I don’t enter my studio until I hear the paints calling. My art is one of a kind and cannot be duplicated,it is all original.I am a fluid acrylic artist and I never know how the painting is going to turn out. I like to experiment with various colors and mediums and see what develops. It has not been an easy road to get where I’m at but with faith and perseverance I managed to get to this point. I just never gave up,one foot in front of the other. Today I hope to eventually make a living doing what I love. Art is my passion and has been so since I was a kid. Never give up on your dreams and goals, like the saying goes “If you can dream it you can achieve it”.I want the world to know that I’m here to stay and will continue to paint until I can have one of my pieces hanging in a hotel in Dubai.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
If I had one of my friends visiting me for a week I would first go to my favorite restaurant Sushi Raku in Agoura Hills for the best fresh sushi in the area. The next day go to Hollywood and do the tourist thing; the Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Blvd, Sunset and drive up to the Hollywood sign. Day three relax and maybe watch dvd’s and make popcorn.Before that we would have dinner and I would cook my famous meatloaf with potatoes and corn.The next day we would head out to the coast driving up PCH to Santa Barbara and spend some time at the beach.On the way back stop off at Gladstones for a nice seafood dinner with an ocean view. The next day we would go to see my studio and I would show her what I do and spend half a day at the studio. The night time we would take in a movie at the Cinerama Dome. This brings us to the day before she leaves, she wants to see Venice so back to the ocean one last time. We rent bikes and ride down the bike path toward the Venice pier to see the insanity and artists selling everything from jewelry to candles and everything in between. We stay for about five hours , turn in the bikes and head back home. On the way we stop off at the Reel Inn for a nice fish dinner.After that climb into my truck for the ride home, a very full day. The last day her flight leaves from LAX at noon, which means heading to the 405 parking lot. We get there in plenty of time so I kiss and hug her and head back home after a wonderful week with my best friend
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My Shoutout would have to be to my son CoRy who inspires me on a daily basis.He is a very intelligent and fun loving guy. He wears many hats (literally) and is way outside the box. My son graduated from college and received his Bachelor of Science in Forensic Chemistry and also minored in Theatre. Today he is an artist in his own right. He is a writer, podcaster, improviser and photo alchemist.He is also good with computers and management skills. His quirky sense of humor makes him stand out in a crowd. He is by far the best son a Dad could want and I love him so much.