In the early 90s, while living in the mid-west, Greg Domres was given an assortment of chenille stems (also known as pipe cleaners). Intrigued by their texture and color, the self-taught artist instinctively began weaving and layering them into unique interpretations, creating winsome of still lifes, landscapes and sculptures.
This exploration was done while continuing a career in marketing and then publishing, getting an MBA before joining the John Derian Company to manage the wholesale and production. Though never in a creative role at work, Greg experienced art and design on a daily basis. He was fascinated by the role of symbols in the public's collective attraction and understanding.
Two decades later, dividing his time between Manhattan and Litchfield, CT, he continues to refine this outsider art form he refers to as stemming. His work, informed by the Fauvist movement, Alexander Girard and artists like Picasso, Warhol and Hockney, is uniquely his, often being described as both naïve and sophisticated.