Gregory Newbold Born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, Greg Newbold’s art lives up to his
name: vital, colorful, and striking. Part of the young artist’s ultimate
success can be attributed to his parents; although his father knew many
struggling, starving artists from his more than thirty years in advertising,
both he and Newbold’s mother were very supportive of Greg’s art ambitions—which
were already forged by the time he went to high school.
During those years, Newbold won several district-wide art contests, as well as
being a state finalist for both the prestigious Reflections and Sterling
Scholar Competitions. Newbold chose Brigham Young University and while there,
he took courses from art professor and best-selling Greenwich Workshop artist
James C. Christensen—courses he numbered among his favorites. As a sophomore he
was selected as one of the four finalists for the Charles Dana Gibson Award
from the Society of Illustrators, and again his senior year when he received
the Dean’s Award for Most Outstanding Student in Design/Illustration.
During school, Newbold worked as a computer graphic artist—doing online
illustration for educational software—but soon after graduation, on the very
day he and his wife, Amy, brought their second child home from the hospital, he
had the good fortune of being laid off, which gave him the golden opportunity
to concentrate on his art full-time.
Since then, Newbold has been honored with two Awards of Merit from the
Communication Art Illustration Annual as well as the Society of Illustrators
Award of Merit. His award-winning illustrations have graced two children’s
books, The Touch of the Master’s Hand (1996) and Winter Lullaby (1998) and even
the supermarket serves as a Greg Newbold exhibition with the art he painted for
Mountain Sun Natural Juices’ new labels.
When not painting, Greg enjoys fishing with his father and brothers, spending
time with his family, and renovating their 1907 farmhouse.