Board member Synergy
Greve is an acclaimed artist living in Cardiff by the Sea, California.
Born in Indonesia, he is a third-generation Dutch colonial whose family
moved to the Netherlands and later immigrated to the U.S., settling
near Chicago. This multicultural exposure during his formative years
has shaped both him and his art and informs many aspects of his work.
Greve has been the subject of several television documentaries, including
the Emmy Award-winning PBS series Artists in Residence.
His paintings have been featured in many publications, including TIME
Magazine. He is on the board of the Synergy Art Foundation and is currently
administrating an Art for Healing program at Scripps Hospital Encinitas
for local students that is in the process of being expanded county wide.
The premise of this program is that students learn a tool for communication
and sharing as well as technical artistic skills for self expressions.
The results of their efforts are then available for patients and those
who love and care for them.
is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?
"I would like to see a time in the near future when there is sufficient
funding for staffing and to pay for the artists who give of their valuable
time and creativity for a region-wide Art for Healing organization.
The gift of art is a real way to make people feel better. It gives a
lift to the spirit and relief from stress and pain."