Being surrounded by the majestic landscapes, wildlife and western culture of the Rocky Mountains has had a tremendous influence on the life and art of Gregory Mayse.
Gregory is the owner of Wolf River Studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.
He has always been attracted to realism in art and it is reflected in his painting style.
His works are showcased in storytelling pieces that could be about a moment in the day of a cowboy, Native American or mountain man. They can also capture the energy of a wild mustang racing across the landscape.
For the past 20 years, he has loved living in northern Colorado. Gregory has
applied his skills as a professional photographer, painter, graphic designer, writer, and illustrator to a well-rounded 35 year creative career.
For the past several years, Gregory has spent time traveling to photograph cowboys, Native Americans, ranchers, period reenactors and models dressed in 1800’s clothing and gear replicating the Old West. He uses these as reference images for his paintings.
His works hang in the homes of collectors across the country. They have been juried into national fine art shows and used for covers of publications.
Primarily a self-taught artist, some of his inspirations and influences have been in the works of Frederic Remington, Charles Russell, John Seerey-Lester, Howard Terpning, Carl Rungius and Bill Hughes. In recent years Gregory has studied with Dave Santillanes, Heather Coen, Kate Dardine and Jeanne Mackenzie.