As a child growing up in San Antonio, artist Kevin Greer was fascinated by the print and cursive writing he learned in school. His mother, an artisan who worked with stained glass and calligraphy, encouraged Greer in art classes at the McNay Museum. Greer later attended the Kansas City Art Institute where he won the Outstanding Artist Award. Encouraged by faculty to focus on composition and paint from his emotions and intuition, Kevin now works with mixed media to create energetic, bold, modern abstract art that he likens to his cooking process: he combines standard ingredients in innovative and surprising ways. Based in Austin, Texas, in 2005 Tribeza magazine chose Greer as one of ten artists who are most influential upon the visual arts in Austin. His paintings are held in private collections in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, London and more.