Daniel Francis Gray, born in Vancouver in 1947, has worked in soft pastel since 1975. He lives in Errington on Vancouver Island, near the coast where he is most at home. He has been designated “Premier Pastellist of Canada” by the Pastel Society of Canada, and Steveston’s Grand Prix of Art Trophy is named The Gray Cup for Dan’s dedication to plein air.
Dan is the founder of the Grand Prix d’Art of Qualicum Beach, now in its twentieth year. Recently Dan represented Qualicum Beach at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and his work on a project to paint 2010 people from life ended with more than 2500 figures. In 2011 he curated a show of historical and contemporary Canadian pastels, Pastel by Invite.
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