Greg Vernitsky hails from San Francisco, California and was born in Odessa, Ukraine in 1953. He graduated from the National Marine University, Odessa, Ukraine with an M.S. in Marine Engineering in 1975 and has since worked as a Marine and Mechanical Engineer, and Industrial Designer at different companies in the Ukraine and in the Bay Area. After starting to explore oil painting and clay sculpture in 1967, he continues to work on his art to the present day. In 2011 he became active with ArtSpan Open Studios and has participated in a number of juried exhibitions and Open Studios.