Duane Cregger is a contemporary artist working in oils, acrylics, and mixed media. He is a founding member of the Appalachian Spirit Artists Cooperative in Marion, Virginia, and was appointed to serve on an advisory panel for the Virginia Commission for the Arts from 2009-2012. His work is an abstract narrative of life in the rural mountains of Virginia and a journal of his rural-to-urban-to-rural migration experience.
Duane's work has been featured in Élan Magazine, American Art Collector, Cottage Style by Better Homes & Gardens, Home & Design, Richmond Home, and the Better Homes & Gardens Home Decorating Guide. His paintings are found in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, including that of actress/director Drew Barrymore, and in Canada and the Caribbean.
His work was shown in the Richmond Symphony Orchestra’s 2012 Designer House, a three-month solo salon at the Richmond corporate complex of Capital One, and solo and group shows at galleries throughout Virginia and Washington, D.C., and in Pennsylvania and Ohio. A selection of his work was juried for inclusion into William King Museum’s From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands with juror Ray Kass and Roanoke College’s 2015 Biennial with juror Doug McClemont (Honorable Mention). Recent commissions include clients in Houston, San Francisco, Minneapolis, and Ontario.