Dan Gray’s pastels are impressions of the moment.
Born in Vancouver B.C., he has worked in soft pastel since 1975.
Always painting from live models...
always ‘en plein air’ when painting the landscape
Recent Works 2017...here
June 1st Parksville Qualicum News, working the Mopars at Coombs
this image can be found at recent automotive
If you are in Paris or France this July you can see a couple of my pastels in the July issue of Pratique Des Arts
I can be seen painting a large pastel in this special 'outdoorartist'
Painting a stampede 2017, an article regarding my painting of Parksville's Polar Bear Swim
Outdoor Painter here
an image of the Herring spawn is featured on a Biosphere Reserve poster reappears at the entrance to Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
images from the 2017/16 Herring spawn and Pacific Brant Migration...here
Recent automotive works...here
a story of D F working with automotive subjects in the Parksville Qualicum News June 15th in time for this years Fathers Day Car Show in Qualicum Beach....
PQB News here
featured Artist at Arts on the Avenue Ladysmith BC
'the Gray Cup'
The first place trophy at the Steveston Grand Prix of Art has been rededicated as the 'Gray Cup' after D. F.
My pastel on the cover
'Far and Near Horizons' with Landscape Artists International.
in 2013 exhibited with Landscape Artists International at
ARTISTS FOR A NEW CENTURY GALLERY Soho, Manhatten, New York
GREEN DRAKE GALLERY Millheim, Pennsylvania.
Artists for an Oil Free Coast
I am included with a fine group of artists participating in this important project
June 2012, an epic painting trip with Brian Falconer on the Achiever, along with a documentary, book and cross Canada Art Exhibit
My journey to this wonderful place here
a personal project to paint 2010 figures from life in 2010
some of the works here
some demos in soft pastel
July 2013, a new demo from our backyard here
Cherry Bomb demo here
Sunflower demo here
Rav demo here
Technically, pastel is powdered pigment, rolled into round or square sticks and contained by methyicellulose, a non-greasy binder. When protected by frame and glass, pastel is the most permanent of all media, for it never cracks, darkens or yellows. Today, pastel has the same stature of oil and watercolor as a major fine art medium. Many of our most renowned living artists have distinguished themselves in pastel, enriching the art world with this beautiful medium.