Gretta Deanne McCall resides in Greenville, SC with her husband and daughter, Richard and Claira. Gretta obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from Clemson University in 2002. She has created art throughout her life and has over 63 works in individual collections. Gretta has shown work in 4 galleries and has participated in 38 exhibitions, 10 juried shows, and 3 festivals. She has two paintings in the permanent collection of Greenville Technical College. While obtaining her BFA degree, Gretta taught painting to elementary school children where she was inspired by the children’s unbridled joy in making art. Letting joy be a guiding principle in her own creative process has remained with her to this day.
Gretta is an avid outdoorswoman, runner, and lover of yoga. She and her husband are backpackers and travelers with a passion for wilderness and adventure. Gretta works part-time as a mental health counselor in private practice. She is a voracious reader and is a dedicated daughter, wife, and mother. She believes that a life lived fully and lived well translates into a strong, richly varied and deepened voice in her art.