Greg Cartmell was not born in Mississippi, but he moved to Meridian, MS 30 years ago. He was actually born in Plymouth, MA and is a register funeral director and embalmer. Greg is an artist known world-wide and he works with electric amps as well as he does with oil paints and gems.
Greg has painted portraits of many noteworthy individuals including First Lady Barbara Bush, Honorable G.V. Sonny Montgomery, Ray Charles, Mike Wallace, just to name a few. His landscape painting are highly coveted by anyone who sees them, but he also makes knives that are custom hand made works of art in and of themselves.
Greg has a blues band “Greg Cartmell and The Blues Messengers” which plays every Wednesday night at Weidmann’s in Meridian and various gigs around the state. Greg plays guitar, sings and plays harmonica.
Greg contributes to various charity organizations including Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi; American Heart Association – Meridian, Hattiesburg, Jackson; Juvenile Diabetes Association; American Kidney Association; Boys and Girls Club; Art of Healing; Hearts Against Aids; United Way; Hurricane Katrina Relief and many, many more. He freely devotes his time and talent to schools and youth of all ages.
Greg has been published and recognized in national magazines such as Art & Antiques, Art World News, Art Business News, The Artist Magazine, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Mississippi Magazine, and Millionaire Magazine.
Greg has a studio in Meridian where he teaches art classes to adults on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings.