Greta Sandquist

Greta Sandquist

Working from her St Paul studio, Greta paints images inspired by her life of growing up and living in Minnesota.

Greta trained as an illustrator and worked in commercial art for 15 years before following her heart into her true passion of painting in 2009. She began selling her work at art fairs and local galleries and shops, and occasionally doing commission work for hospitals, hotels, or private collectors.

Greta has been lucky enough to have had amazing mentors along the path of her life, from fantastic high school art teachers to painting classes that truly inspired her.  But ultimately, she is primarily self-taught. Through trial and error, and relying on intuition, she has developed her own distinctive style.

With a unique eye for color, Greta creates modern impressionistic paintings based on her life experiences.  In an increasingly hectic world, Greta beckons her viewers to pause and reflect on the beauty that is all around us but often goes unnoticed.  An evening drive home from work. A crow momentarily perched on a branch overhead. These mundane scenes become an inspiration for a painting. Her passion is to capture the mood of these scenes through vibrant color and light.  Her paintings make ordinary subjects joyful and engaging.

Greta creates her paintings with acrylic paint on cradled wood panel. They are intended to be displayed unframed. The 2” varnished wood edges create a clean, updated look that blends with any décor. Each piece is varnished with a UV coating that protects it from dust and UV rays.