Greg Windsor is a Painter and Sculptor from Queensland. After gaining a Masters of Fine Art in Sculpture at Memphis College of Art, in Tennessee, Windsor has extensively travelled across Europe and throughout the Pacific before meeting his life partner and settling in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, where he maintains a painting and sculpture studio.
Windsor recently won first prize in the inaugural '4 Islands Festival' on Karragarra Island, with his work, Lighfboat. This piece also took out first prize in 2014 in 'Sculpture on The Edge’, held at Spicer’s Tamarind in Maleny, Q. Greg was also a selected finalist in the ‘2011 Travelling Scholarship’, exhibited at the Noosa Regional Art Gallery, with his work, Flight of a Course,
and he took part in the ABC Radio Artist by Artist project in 2011, working with a documentary film maker.
His work is held in private collections throughout the US, the UK, New Zealand and Australia and has
been shown in group and solo exhibitions.
Windsor considers his work as allegorical to the plight of humanity’s struggle.
He closely examines, questions and challenges our reasoning and motivations toward injustice
and often makes comment on societal inequities and current affairs.
His work is strongly influenced by his place of origin in the US, where he was raised along the
Mississippi River in St Louis, Missouri. Both water and flight were influences that shaped his
experience. From paddlewheel steamers to Charles Lindbergh’s Spirit of St Louis, Windsor draws
on these influences as symbols of suspension. Following the great river south, Windsor spent time
in Memphis and New Orleans, before spending time at a water’s edge
of a different sort on the East Coast in North Carolina.
These experiences were filled with contrast for the artist,
and as a result his work often imparts the essence of
‘Memphis soul’, ‘New Orleans Jazz’ and a combination
of flight and nautical sensibilities.
Later, as a journeyman boatbuilder, he travelled and
worked in different regions of the world, learning
boatbuilding techniques including steambending of wood
and traditional joinery; skills that now
inform his sculptural method.