The west coast rain forest where I grew up and live in today is always an underlying factor in my work, alternating with influences derived from European art, especially surrealism and lyric abstraction.
My career has been noted and studied in several art journals, history books and academic studies at several major institutions including the Sorbonne in Paris, the Université Rabelais de Tours, and the Accademia Tiberina in Rome.
My work has evolved from the collages and Pop-influenced paintings of the 1960's, through the neo-Surrealism of the 1970’s to an organic abstraction since the 1980’s based in both landscape and the figure.
In May 2000, the artist exhibited at the Fortezza di Montalcino, a 14th Century castle in Tuscany, the subject of a BRAVO TV documentary in 2003, A New Arcadia, The Art of Gregg Simpson, which is now on YouTube. In April, 2018 I will have a solo exhibition of works on paper at Artifact Gallery in New York.