Today we’d like to introduce you to Echo Gregory.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
As far back I as I can remember, colors have always danced in my head. I see color patterns everywhere. Growing up my siblings were older, so I was left by myself frequently in my own world, coloring, drawing, reading. I was that kid in school that daydreamed in technicolor and could not wait to get home and place those images on whatever I could find with any medium that was available. As I grew I up I was involved in every art class available to me, which was not a lot considering I grew up in a small town. But the love of imagery and color was still there. I painted on anything and everything, growing as an artist. Over time I focused solely on Mixed Media with multiple mediums that provided rich textures and intense colors.
Life happens and time for art can sometimes be replaced by the rotation of the artist’s life. Marriage, children, professions. I have been a Social Worker for over a decade and love working with people, but in my work, I would help my clients see their colors until recently when I found resin art. I started to see my colors and patterns again. Creating with fluid is so challenging and yet organic at the same time. I found my passion again working with resin, manipulating the colors as they flow, forming lines, waves, patterns and textures. More specifically, I currently use resin to create geodes and agates, adding embellishments of crystals, glass and natural stones.
Now going back to my roots and creating once again, I am excited to have been invited to the Third Thursday Art Walk coming in September at the Four Eleven and Winton Waits on main street in South Side Fort Worth.
Please tell us about your art.
All resin pieces are made from a vison, whether my vision or a collaboration on commissioned pieces from wonderful clients. It starts with an idea; a color palette and the art will flow from the manipulation of the color palette and liquid into a piece that both unique and beautiful. I frequently use natural stones that have specific properties for enhancement of the specific piece I am working on.
Do you have any advice for other artists? Any lessons you wished you learned earlier?
Continue to follow your path, even when life moves us away, the color is still there. Find it and follow it.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
Currently Echo Knox Art pieces can be found at Against the Grain Art Studio in Granbury, Texas. My pieces will be featured September 20th at Winton Waits on south main street in downtown Fort Worth for the Third Thursday Art Walk. My Instagram site is great for finding available pieces and commission contact.
- Address: Echo Knox Art Pieces can be found at Against the Grain Art studio 111 E Bridge Street
Granbury Texas, 76048
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/echoknoxart
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/echoknoxart