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DON GRAY

FISHERMAN
Oil on canvas 24 x 24
Price: $ 2200 usd

ROCKAWAY
Oil on board 11 x 14"
Price upon request

Bio:
Don Gray's earliest inspirations came from the landscape of his childhood in rural northeast Oregon. He studied art at Eastern Oregon University, training his eye and hand in traditional techniques that resulted in meticulously rendered realist paintings. After graduation in 1970, Gray taught high school art for one year, before beginning a professional art career. He exhibited widely in the Pacific Northwest, developing a regional following for his landscapes and figures.
Around 1985, the artist began exploring other directions in his work, resulting in paintings that moved beyond literal realism to incorporate an increased sense of abstraction. Today his work is broadly based, ranging from a precise but painterly traditional realism to energetic combinations of abstraction and representation.
Since 1994 Gray has divided his time between studio work and numerous mural projects across the United States and Canada. Many of these are large exterior paintings that deal with regional history or events. He has also begun keeping an online journal, Daily Art West, where he posts his small daily paintings and commentary.
Don Gray has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States. He has also taught occasional workshops and college-level courses and illustrated over twenty books. He and his wife Brenda live in Union, Oregon.

Artist statement:
"Whatever the subject, the most important thing in my paintings is always the light. Light reveals; light expresses; light transcends. Sometimes I work quite realistically, other times more abstract. But I am always chasing light" Don Gray September, 2009

For more extensive artist's bio, articles and list of exhibitions, visit his website or blog

CHERRIES IN A METAL BOWL
Oil on board 6 x 8"
Price upon request

SUMMER GRAZING
Oil on canvas 11 x 14
Sold

SUNCHASER
Oil on board 20 x 20"
Price upon request

THE WATERS OF AUTUMN
Oil on canvas 40 x 30
Price: $ 4200 usd

TOMATO AND BOWL
Oil on board 5 x 7"
Price upon request

WINDSWEPT
Oil on canvas panel 9 x 12"
Price upon request

AFTER HARVEST
Oil on board 9 x 12
Price upon request

AFTERNOON AT DOG BEACH
Oil on canvas 16 x 20
Price: $1400 usd

SHORELINE WHITE LIGHT
Oil on board 13 x 21
Price: $ 1300 usd

PRAIRIE SCHOOL
Oil on board 11 x 22"
Price upon request


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