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D. F Gray...awards
About DF Gray:
D. F. Gray.... Pastels from lifePainting...a gathering of the senses."
"I paint from life....of life "
Grays pastels are impressions of the moment.
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
The lead story for Chek 6 news November 15
'The Gray Cup'
the Steveston Grand Prix of Art Masters Trophy returns to our Island
always a great event...thank you volunteers and supporters
and specially Mark Glavina!
Good weather over 100 artists with great subject matter and food! with 3 hours to create
Ist place nine years after my inaugural win...18 x 24" September 21
'the Gray Cup'
Art and Life section Parksville Qualicum Beach News July 30,
another pic PQBNews Aug 1
a pastel in Plein Air magazine(Feb-March), in an article regarding painting snow
September 2018 Steveston Grand Prix of Art
thank you Mark Glavina and Travelling Brush
August 18th working at the entrance to Mcarthur Glen Outlet Mall at the Vancouver Airport, shoppers had to enter the mall through my tent! I painted the scene with aircraft landing every 5 minutes some so low the jet wash would lift my tent.
thank you Richmond Tourism and Mark Glavina
acting as an artist,
three days on the set for season finale of Chesapeake Shores 'Freefall'
part of the Art Walk
I can be seen painting, setting up my booth also carrying paintings
Front Page, Country Register Feb-Mar 2018
June 1st Front Page 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
an image of the Herring spawn is featured on a Biosphere Reserve poster reappears at entrance to Rathtrevor Park, Parksville
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
a personal project to paint 2010 figures from life in 2010
I am seen working in the July/August 2013, ‘The Artist Magazine’ in the featured article ‘Large Plein Air’ 2013 exhibited at the Artists for a New Century Gallery, Soho, New York , Green Drake Gallery PA
I have work in Art for an Oil Free Coast travelling exhibition also featured in the documentary ‘Reflections, Artists for an Oil Free Coast’.
My work can be seen in the book ‘Artists for an Oil Free Coast’, on the cover and in ‘Far and Near Horizons, places of interest’. Works can be found in ’Mythography, Ken Kirkby and Friends’ all published in 2012.
A pastel from 2011 Herring Spawn is reproduced on a sign for the (United Nations) Mt. Arrowsmith Biosphere Reserve at the entrance to Rathtrevor Park, Vancouver Island.
The Steveston Grand prix of Art 1st Place Trophy is named ‘The Gray Cup’ for Dan’s dedication to ‘plein air’ Sept 2011.
In 2010 a project to paint 2010 people from life concluded with over 2500 subjects.
Award, Grand Prix d’Art Qualicum Beach, July 28 2012
First Place award, Nanaimo Heritage paint out, September 2011
Award, Grand Prix d’ Art, Qualicum Beach, July 2011
Award, Sidney Paint In, Sidney BC, July 2011
Award, Thunder at Coos Bay Museum, Coos Bay Oregon June, 2011
First Place award, Stevestons Inaugural Grand Prix of Art, September 24. 2010
First Place Award, Heritage Building Paint Out – Photo Shoot, Nanaimo Aug 2, 2010
Award, Grand Prix d’Art Qualicum Beach, July 28 , 2010
Award, Federation of Canadian Artists Shuswap, 2010
First Place Award, Nanaimo Heritage Building Paint out 2010
Designated a Premier Pastellist of Canada by the Pastel Society of Canada. Pastel Society of Canada awards include: Plaque of Distinction 1990 1st place Silver Pastel Plate 1994 The inaugural award for Excellence and Dedication to Pastel 2000
Curator of Pastel by Invite…D.F.Gray, The Old School House Qualicum Beach, July 2011
Challenged by CBC evening news to paint a pastel of the Richmond Night Market on air September 23, 2010
Works represented Qualicum Beach at Vancouver Winter Olympics
Exhibits with Landscape International New York, Orlando, Estes Park, Qualicum Beach
Works seen at Velocity ‘08, “the world’s finest automotive artists”, Minneapolis Minnesota, 2008
Exhibited with Passion for Pastel Federation of Canadian Artists Gallery , Vancouver, 2007, 2003
Represented the PSC at International Association of Pastel Societies, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2001
Exhibited at Aim for Arts, Federation of Canadian Artists, Vancouver 2000
Coordinator of PSC2000 the first PSC National Members Exhibit held in Western Canada, 2000
Exhibited with the Pastel Society of France Biennial exhibit, Paris France, 1988
D.F.’s pastels are in private collections internationally also Milner Gardens Vancouver Island University,
Drs. Roy and Janet Taylor, British Airways, Mr & Mrs S. Jarislowski, Devonshire Financial Group, Vancouver City Savings,
Surrey Municipal Hall, Just Ladies Fitness, Craig Bay Estates, UBC Hospital, the Government of British Columbia
His work supports
Rainforest Conservation Foundation
The Living Oceans Society, CHILD Foundation, CNIB 20/20 Foundation, Kelowna and White Rock Hospitals, Rotary, ALS Society, Nanaimo Art Gallery, White Rock and District 69 Arts Councils.