STAR WARS - THE ART COLLECTION OF GREG LIPTON
Out of necessity Greg picked up a paintbrush, and painted a "Star Wars" character. "I had seen a straightforward Star Wars painting on eBay, knowing that my wife would not let me purchase it," he says. So he went to the store and bought some canvas and paint and "painted something similar."
He continued painting and exhibited at several shows at Full of Beans cafe, which led to shows with the National Gallery and a solo show at the former local gallery, Arteccentrix. "I was then approached by New York filmmaker Brian Gonzales [aka "Taxiplasm" on Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter] to participate in a group show in collaboration with Sean Lennon [son of the Beatles John Lennon] which took place at The Box in New York City," he says. "After that, I took an entire year to work on paintings for a Lucasfilm portfolio review." Lipton, who was born in Ontario, Canada, first came to Cayman in 1983.
He spent summers with his grandparents in Pease Bay, "catching lizards and crabs, running up and down on the beach with the neighborhood dogs, fishing and snorkeling. He has lived in Cayman since 1997. "I have lots of family in Cayman, aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, and my grandma in the Brac, Barbara Malone Watler. She s 83 years and strong as ever, she brought me everywhere. She traveled when I was a kid and is a second mother to me. – Greg Lipton