After spending 30 years on Wall Street, John Greene retired to pursue his life-long passion of expressing himself as a painter and constructing canvases with intense depth and texture– all is about texture and the process of creating. Greene’s reality is imagined, embedded with familiar materials, and extracted to become landscapes, images and vistas that were long ago forgotten. For him, painting is about color, texture, and the joy of putting paint on and scraping it off. It’s about surface, and surface in turn is about feeling and the illusion of depth and reflection. Greene’s technique is encaustic. It is often on a panel with oils, wax and other materials such as steel, wood, lead and copper. John creates deep, rich, beautiful colors. His artwork is a journey for both artist and observer.