Greta Nystrom | St. Lawrence University Art and Art History

Greta Nystrom

Greta Nystrom portrait photo

Class year: 
2021
Major(s): 
Art & Art History
Minor(s): 
English
Hometown: 
Killingworth, Connecticut

I am from Killingworth, Connecticut. I became interested in art at a young age, since many of my family members practice different kinds of art as a hobby. My interest, however, grew beyond doodles on my science homework and popsicle stick crafts when I decided to pursue art as an academic career.

On campus, I live in the Artist Guild, which is a small community of students who create fun events for other students to get involved in the arts. In my free time, I like to take walks and explore the nature in the Canton area where I often sit to paint watercolors of what I see in front of me. I am also interested by architecture and how architectural forms take shape in other mediums of art. I like to incorporate both manmade elements and organic shape to my art through bright colors, bold line and a loose painting style. My favorite mediums are watercolor, pen, and I also like to experiment with string.

Some of my favorite classical artists include Francisco de Goya, Édouard Manet, and Edvard Münch. My most recent painting project was inspired by contemporary landscape artist David Schnell, who also explores themes of space and the juxtaposition of nature and manmade elements.

Greta Nystrom painting