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About DF Gray:
D. F. Gray....
Pastels of life
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
Grand Prix of Art an event Dan has influenced
"The Grand Prix of Art event was inspired by an iconic artist in Qualicum named Dan Gray who constantly painted every day of the year. Inspired by this practice, Mark Glavina, a painter himself decided to organize an event where artists could come together to paint in a race against time." The Richmond Sentinel July 2023
“Dan really started this wave of events with a similar event in Qualicum 30 plus years ago and encouraged me to do it here in Steveston. In Dan’s honour, we named the Masters Category Trophy the ‘Dan Gray Cup’, a coveted award,” said Glavina.
Recent Works 2023...here
Recent Works 2022...here
Some larger works in pastel...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
some demos in soft pastel
July 2013, a 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.