Last week, Studio 1482 illustrator Dominick Santise and I attended the Workbook Creative Carnival in Chicago. We then spent the next 2 days creating reportage drawings around the city. Now I love NY, but Chicago is like a friendly, clean, slightly more relaxed version…which frankly is nice from time to time. We navigated the city by foot, walking from landmark to landmark, checking out the wonderful public art all along the way, Picasso, Chagall, Dubuffet, etc. It was an inspiring few days and I’m excited to share of few of my drawings with you.

TrumpTheater Picasso WillisTower ChicagoRiver ChicagoPeopleChicagoTheaterBean-color NavyPier NavyPier-FerrisWheel

Comments (7)

  1. Imogen

    Currently doing a project on reportage illustration and completely inspired by your work, love the energy in them!

  2. Greg

    Thank you Imogen, good luck with your project!

  3. Bradley Laven

    very cool sketches/illustrations… like the cosmopolitan breeziness to them deceptively rudimentary-looking…stripped down. A sparseness that sparks the imagination to fill in some blanks. Refreshing… looking around for artist to illustrate a children’s book for a retired TV-writer/current published/produced playwright who has 2 children’s books…not sure your style would be what he’s looking for but…I just want to show him your work. His name is Roy Battocchio…

  4. Greg

    Thank you for your comments Bradley. I will contact you privately about the children’s book.

  5. Sara Lass


    i am currently working on a project in Chicago and i was wondering if we would be able purchase these images from you so we can work them into a corporate space. They represent Chicago beautifully and i definitely think they accomplish the drama our client is look for.

    if you’re interested please let me know. You can email me at the address provided.

    thank you!

  6. Greg

    Hi Sara, thank you. I sent you an email at your email address.

  7. Art in Space | greg betza i l l u s t r a t i o n

    […] I’m excited to share this latest bit of good news with you. I was contacted earlier this year by a company designing the new Chicago office space for Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. The company had seen my reportage drawings of Chicago and thought they would make a great addition to the space. I’m truly satisfied when I do work that I love and enjoy doing and someone finds a use for it. Here are a few photos from the new space. You can see the rest of my reportage here. […]

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