L. Iris Gregg is based in Kansas City, Missouri. A dedicated painter her entire life, she has studied under other artists and then pursued an academic degree in art at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design. Expanding the notion of traditional portraiture and having a fascination with communication, Iris uses the exchange of ideas between herself and another, transposing the nonphysical elements of an individual into a visual physical space. The abstracted figural subject matter becomes the essence of the people depicted, creating the universal human connections such as simply crossing paths on the street to bonded partnerships. The visceral components are then grounded through the emphasis on the practice of painting and color theory.