Archery Targets

Gregory Piatt is an artist and educator. He is a senior adjunct professor of printmaking at California College of the Arts, where he teaches his specialty; stone lithography and Introduction to Printmaking classes. One of his creative passions is plein-air painting, capturing the landscape on site in oil on wood. A unique facet of this outlet is the target series. Most of these paintings are done out on the archery course of different targets in the woods and meadows. They are left to dry in hidden spots on the course and picked up the next visit. This drying technique allows for some interesting uncontrolled incidents (mice footprints, rat gnawings, bird beak pecks) to occur on the oil paint as it dries. From his backyard he can see (and often paints) Mt. Diablo.