Greg Hornbeak is a classic and savvy painter. He has a down-home air. There's a disarmingly charming lack of pretension to his discussions of image making. But Hornbeak knows the history of art, the business of art, the psychology of clients. He cares about the metaphysical side of art and of an artful life.
For years we have owned a small Greg Hornbeak oil painted on a tile for a show at ArtPort. An exploration of Native American design motifs, it has endured as an appealing piece of work. Nader's Gallery on King's Highway has sold quite a bit of his work, says Missy Hornbeak, the artist's wife. The Naders' shop might be a good place to get acquainted with this talented artist's work.