Gregory studied at Belfast Art College in the early 1980s where he graduated with a degree in Fine Art. During this time that he was introduced to printmaking and after a career in graphic design, teaching and illustration he was keen to start printing again. In 2016 he enrolled on a refresher etching course and shortly afterwards became a member of the Glasgow Print Studio.
After exploring a range of etching techniques including hard and soft ground, aquatint, sugar lift and spit biting Gregory started producing a range of prints inspired by the landscape and the effect that weather and light has on the mood and atmosphere of a place. He has also experimented with mezzotint, carborundum and monoprinting, keen to get the most from these versatile mediums.
Having rediscovered printing again after all these years Gregory is keen to keep experimenting with different processes and techniques and to explore further the beauty and character of our diverse landscape.
In 2017 Gregory won the Roy Wood prize for excellence in Printmaking at the Royal Scottish Academy Exhibition in Edinburgh.
EXHIBITION 'PASTEL' September 7 - 30, 2022
The Bog Road.
Etching 35 x 25cm image (58 x 50 cm frame)
Edge of the Glen
Etching 41 x 31 cm image (66 x 56 cm frame)