Hugh graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He worked over forty years in the architectural field in Wichita Kansas, where he still resides. Many of Hugh's paintings reflect his formal training as an architectural delineator, often incorporating various structures such as homes and/or barns etc. into his landscapes. He has a keen eye for composition and color and his landscapes are both nostalgic in their purity and realistic in their execution. Hugh is an artist who paints in a style that is easy for people of all ages to relate to and appreciate.
2019 began with an award of distinction from the 23rd annual Heartland Artist Exhibition, Merriam Kansas! In 2018 Greer received a 1st place award from Wichita's Gallery XII's "Crazy 8's" show. And a 2nd place, The Louise C. Nemeth Memorial Award, from the "National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic" Salmagundi Club, New York City. "Best of Show" from the Stone House Gallery in Fredonia KS. Also, another 2nd place award from the 2018 Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition. In 2017 the Stone House Gallery in Fredonia Kansas honored Hugh with a "People's Choice" and a "Gallery Choice Committee Winner" award. He also participated in the "Small Works Great Wonders" show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 2016 he won The Burton & Susie Dole award in the Fallbrook (California) 7th annual Signature American Watermedia Exhibition. The Stone House Gallery in Fredonia Kansas awarded Hugh with a "People's Choice" along with the "Gallery Choice Committee Winner" award, and he was accepted in the "Small Works Great Wonders" show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 2015 Hugh received The Louise C. Nemeth Memorial Award "National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic" Salmagundi Club New York and was also honored to be accepted in the "Small Works Great Wonders" show at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City. In 2014 he was awarded The Elizabeth Erlanger Memorial Award "National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic" Salmagundi Club New York. He also received a Patron Purchase Award and The Wichita Center for the Arts/Kansas Watercolor Society 2013 Cash Award. Also a first Place "Great Plains Nature Center's Art on the Trail 2013" Award. He also received an award from the 2013 National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic at The Salmagundi Club in NYC. Watercolor Missouri International 2013 has honored Hugh with it's prestigious "Missouri Artist Award."
Greer was awarded Best of Show in the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2012. He also received a First Place Award from the Missouri Watercolor Society's National Members' Invitational 2012. In 2011, he received the Watercolor Missouri National's "Board of Directors Award." He was also awarded the 2010 "Award of Excellence" (Best of Show) from the Watercolor Missouri National. Hugh's entry in the Kansas Watercolor Society National Exhibition 2009 received a Purchase Award and a Cash Award. The Friends of the Kansas Watercolor Society chose one of Greer's paintings as the recipient of their Cash Award. Also in 2009, he received "The Sutherland Lumber Co. Award" from the Watercolor Missouri National 2009. He received the "George Latta Memorial Award" from the 2008 Watercolor Missouri National show. In 2007, he was honored with a cash award from the Kansas Watercolor Society "Winter Invitational."
In October, 2004, the 35th Annual Art Awards sponsored by the Arts Council (Wichita, Kansas), presented Hugh with their Excellence in the Arts "Individual Artist" Award. In September 2003, Hugh won the Grand Prize at Arts for the Parks Top 100, an International competition for his unique interpretation of Fort Larned titled New Stories and Tall Tales. He is the only artist to win the Grand Prize in both the Top-100 and the Mini-100 from Arts for the Parks. In 2002, Hugh was the winner for Region III in the Arts for the Parks competition for Winter on the Tallgrass and the People's choice award for the same painting. He won Best of Show, "Art from the Heartland 2001," and Best of Show, "Kansas 7 State Watercolor Exhibition 2000."
He is the author of two books. Hugh Greer Missouri to New Mexico, published in 1997, a sampling of Hugh's art with verse by Cathy Bolon Stephenson and Acrylic Landscape Painting Techniques, published in 2001 by North Light, a "how to. . ." book.
Also available through Creative Catalyst Productions are three instruction DVD's: Acrylic Landscape Painting Tools & Techniques, Landscape Studies in Acrylic, and Create Mood and Atmosphere With Color & Value. For ordering information contact www.ccpvideos.com