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
July 3rd Qualicum Beach in a light rain picked a local out of a hat and started the covid Grand Prix d'Art in Qualicum Beach three hours on the street then back to the Old School House to hang every Friday there will be two artists out painting around town 'rainy QB' pastel on paper 24 x 18" from life
on display at the Old School House Gallery Qualicum Beach
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.