Special ACE Benefit: Paintings by Don Gray
I believe strongly in Art Center East’s mission and am offering a selection of my artwork, deeply discounted at 70% off retail price, to help them weather this troubled period. Clicking on any indivdual piece takes you directly to the ACE product page, where you can purchase with debit or credit card. All paintings are priced at 70% less than retail. The “Name Your Price” label next to the price indicates that, if you’re able, ACE welcomes any additional donation above the minimum purchase price. 100% of what you pay will go directly to ACE. I will pack and ship any art purchase free of charge within the continental U.S.
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About Don Gray
Don Gray's earliest inspirations came from the landscape of his childhood in rural northeast Oregon. He studied art at Eastern Oregon College (now 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. In 1978 Gray formed a partnership, Bear Wallow Publishing, with writer Rick Steber and photographer Jerry Gildemeister. Their co-creations were coffee-table style illustrated books of western history. Traces, published in 1980, documented the last surviving travelers of the Oregon Trail.
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.
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 left Oregon in 1994, moving to Arizona and later California. Gray and his wife Brenda now reside in Vancouver, Washington.