Greg Kluempers







Greg Kluempers

Greg Kluempers

Florissant, MO


I bought my first 35mm camera in 1970. Shortly after that I enrolled at Florissant Valley Community College to study art. I found the photography classes to very enjoyable. We studied composition and used photography to creatively express ourselves. At that time we were only working in black and white. In 1972 I participated in my first show with 10 other students. I continued to study photography and to take photos throughout the 70￿s, 80￿s and 90￿s. In 1999 I returned to Florissant Valley at night and in June, 2006 I received Associate in Fine Arts Degree ￿ Photography while working full time. Finally this fall I am retiring and I plan on spending much more time creating photographs.
Artist￿s Statement:
For a number of years I have been into what I call Abstract-Extraction (I compose then Extract part of an object/structure and to create an Abstract image). Many of my images are extractions from an old building, a distorted reflection, an architectural detail and the juxtaposition of adjoining buildings.
The last couple of years I find myself drawn to a Pictorialism Style using manipulation of typically ￿straight￿ photographic materials and create new, more expressive, painterly, altered interpretations as was a way of projecting an emotional intent into the viewer￿s realm of imagination. I do this in Photoshop using plug-ins, layers of textures, and blending them with various opacities into a finished image.
Special Accomplishments:
I have been a member of Art St. Louis for over 10 years and I regularly am selected 3 to 4 times a year for their juried shows. I was have been invited a number of times to participate in their offsite exhibits the latest being at the Des Peres hospital in St. Louis County.
Recently both of my images that I entered the St. Louis 250 Year Sheldon/Beacon photography competition were accepted - one of the pieces a black and white image of Union Station will be exhibited at the Sheldon and publish in the companion book project St. Louis at 250, the Sheldon Art Galleries/St. Louis Beacon Citywide Photo Contest.
I am a juried member of Greater St. Louis Artists Association and Best of Missouri Hands and I have been juried into a number of shows/fairs throughout the St. Louis Area including: Queeny Art Fair, Art Outside, Art and Air, Faust Park, Open Studio - the St. Louis Contemporary Art Museum, Mosaics, St. Louis Artist Guild, 2008 Gallery St Louis, Soulard Art Gallery, Gateway Gallery, Florissant Valley CC, Mereamec CC, St. Charles CC, The Foundry in St. Charles and Framations Art Gallery.
￿You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.￿
￿ Ansel Adams

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Red Crown Gasoline Brussels IL 7R2_DSC9827_07012017 by Greg Kluempers


Queen of the Mississippi at St Louis MO 7R2_DSC9388_06182017 by Greg Kluempers


Vimaca Winery Brussels IL 7R2_DSC9800_07012017 by Greg Kluempers


Lotus Plant Near Jewel Box Forest Park - IR_DSC0874_06052017 by Greg Kluempers


St Louis Missouri River Front with border 7R2_DSC9364_06182017-HDR1569 by Greg Kluempers


St Louis Missouri River Front 7R2_DSC9364_06182017-HDR1569 by Greg Kluempers


Queen of the Mississippi and Tom Sawyer Monotone 7R2_DSC9364_06182017 by Greg Kluempers


Vineyard Near Ste Genevieve MO 7R2_DSC8999_05292017 Photo Painting by Greg Kluempers


Pierreclos Chardonnay Vineyard _DSC6571_16 Photo Painting by Greg Kluempers


Alley in Venice 2_DSC1321_02282017 Photo Painting by Greg Kluempers


Farm near Brussels IL 7R2_DSC9833_07012017 by Greg Kluempers


Eads Bridge St Louis Missouri 7R2_DSC9400_06182017 by Greg Kluempers


Brussels IL Village Jail 7R2_DSC9776_07012017 by Greg Kluempers


Bear Grass Near Mt Hood OR DSC05413 by Greg Kluempers


Garden of Glass MO Bot 7R2_DSC9654_06252017 by Greg Kluempers


Vineyard Near Ste Genevieve MO 7R2_DSC8999_05292017 by Greg Kluempers


Old Cathedral and Arch St Louis MO 7R2_DSC9317_06132017 by Greg Kluempers


Milkweed Flower 7R2_DSC9144_06092017 by Greg Kluempers


Field of Wheat Missouri 7R2_DSC9481_06192017 by Greg Kluempers


Church on the Danube Near Regensburg 7R2_DSC7330_05072017 by Greg Kluempers


Restaurant Sign Titisee-Neustadt Germany 7R2_DSC8246_05112017 by Greg Kluempers


Cuckooclock Shop Titisee Germany 7R2_DSC8275_05112017 by Greg Kluempers


1908 75hp Mercedes Doppelphaeton 7R2_DSC8176_05102017 by Greg Kluempers


1902 40hp Mercedes Simplex 7R2_DSC8179_05102017 by Greg Kluempers


2001 Mercedes-Benz Sports Car 7R2_DSC8217_05102017 by Greg Kluempers


1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL 7R2_DSC8199_05102017 by Greg Kluempers


1951 Mercedes-Benz 300 S convertible A 7R2_DSC8202_05102017 by Greg Kluempers


1937 Mercedes-Benz 540K Special Roadster 7R2_DSC8187_05102017 by Greg Kluempers


Hohenschwangau Castle Germany 7R2_DSC8489_05122017 by Greg Kluempers


Special Ordering information by Greg Kluempers


Gallery Locations in the St. Louis Area by Greg Kluempers


Wahnfried Richard Wagner Villa 7R2_DSC7484_05092017 by Greg Kluempers


Neuschwanstein Castle Germany 7R2_DSC8470_05122017 by Greg Kluempers


Maxbrucke Bridge and Henkerturm Tower Nuremberg Germany monotone 7R2_DSC7930_05102017 by Greg Kluempers


Maxbrucke Bridge and Henkerturm Tower Nuremberg Germany 7R2_DSC7930_05102017 by Greg Kluempers


Walt Disney Concert Hall LA CA BnW 7R2_DSC3465_17-01-17 by Greg Kluempers


Walt Disney Concert Hall LA CA 7R2_DSC3465_17-01-17 by Greg Kluempers


San Diego CA at Dusk 7R2_DSC3107_17-01-14 by Greg Kluempers


Defiance Road House St Charles MO 7R2_DSC6907_04262017 by Greg Kluempers


Bird of Paradise 7R2_DSC3363_17-01-17 by Greg Kluempers


Spring Reflections at the Garden 7R2_DSC6595_04172017 by Greg Kluempers


Old Peace Chapel Defiance MO monotone 7R2_DSC6739_04252017 by Greg Kluempers


Old Peace Chapel Defiance MO 7R2_DSC6739_04252017 by Greg Kluempers


Daniel Boone Home Defiance MO 7R2_DSC6693_04252017 by Greg Kluempers


Public School House St Peters MO 7R2_DSC5756_03232017 by Greg Kluempers


Legion Post 313 St Peters MO 7R2_DSC5750_03232017 by Greg Kluempers


Iffrig Mercantile St Peters MO 7R2_DSC5741_03232017 by Greg Kluempers


All Saints Church St Peters MO 7R2_DSC5855_03232017 by Greg Kluempers