DF Gray

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P O Box 285
Errington, BC,
V0R 1V0
Phone #
250 248 5565

D. F Gray...awards
About DF Gray:
Automotive Works:

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 2024...here

Recent Works 2023...here

Recent Works 2022...here

Some larger works in pastel...here

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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

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About D.F.Gray

some demos in soft pastel

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July 2013, a demo from our backyard here

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Cherry Bomb demo here

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Sunflower demo here

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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.