Growing up in Jamestown North Dakota, one of my earliest memories is of my time spent drawing on a large slate chalkboard in the back room of my mother’s business. I loved spending long days filling and refilling the board with scenes from my imagination. I remember being completely absorbed in my work. That feeling of total immersion in a world of my own creation is something I strive for every time I paint.
Tom McGregor grew up in Jamestown where his love of drawing led to a career in graphic design. Since 2007 he has been painting en plein air (a French expression which means “in the open air”, and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors). This method combines the artist’s passion for being outdoors with his love of painting.
McGregor’s work will be displayed until the end of May. See more of his work at mcgregorart.com. The artist maintains his design business in St. Paul but these days he is working towards being a full time painter.
This is the third exhibit to be installed in the Rotating Artist Gallery at the Jamestown Regional Medical Center (JRMC). The Gallery is a collaborative effort between the Jamestown’s Arts Center and JRMC to display artwork and thematic displays to medical center staff, visitors and patients.
If artists are interested in exhibiting at JRMC they should contact Sally Jeppson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky Wahl at email@example.com. Exhibit duration is 12 weeks.