Greg Pyra, Canadian Artist
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Light Orb by Canadian Oil Painter, Greg Pyra
"Light Orb" - Oil on Canvas, 9"x9"
(From Landscape Series)
Latest Events
OCTOBER 14-21, 2010: Solo Show Masters Gallery "Deadly Sins"
*AUGUST 2009: Artist Residency at James Baird Gallery, Pouch Cove, Newfoundland
*JANUARY 2009: Book Art Press "New Art International" featured two pages of Greg's work; won the cover award for the back cover.
*JANUARY 2009: "This Precious Planet" accepted in the ASA's "Planet Earth", hosted by the Leighton Centre, Calgary, March 14 to April 11
*JANUARY 2009: "Art-O-Rama Exhibition and Sale" at the Triangle Gallery, Calgary, March 5 - 14th
*NOVEMBER 20-22, 08: Solo show at Masters Gallery, Calgary, "Travels of the Spirit"
*JULY 2008: Artist Residency at Gushul Studio, Blairmore Alberta (Crowsnest Pass)
* SEPTEMBER 2008: Represented by an ongoing display at Galerie Crescent Contemporain, Montreal Quebec
*MAY 2008: ASA "Small is All" 2 year interprovincial Travelling Exhibition
"The night paintings represent a turn in the artistic journey; how can I challenge myself with a new venture? The answer, so far, has led to experimentations with the interactions of light and darkness, and the presence of a spiritual life in the absence of a physical world."
- Greg Pyra

Greg Pyra, Canadian artist and teacher, lives in Hanna, Alberta, Canada. His life-long journey and exploration as a oil painter has created an eclectic mix of landscapes, night scenes, portraits, still life and abstract black and white illustrations.

He is perhaps best known for his evocative night scenes, in which he explores the disorientation, alienation and paradoxical possibilities that the night holds, leading ultimately to the re-discovery of light's emergence from the enveloping darkness. Pyra shares his solitude and spirit, bringing a new perspective to every day scenes - bringing his journey to light - for all to see.