Robert Gray is a Colorado artist born in Denver and paints in several mediums. When he’s painting, whatever the subject matter happens to be, his goal is to keep the work exciting with lots of action, color, and loose style. He somewhat leans towards western action. His aim is technique/style rather than subject.
Wanting to master the medium of watercolor, Robert attended workshops by such noted artists as Charles Reid, Frank Francese, Eric Wiegardt, Don Andrews, Tony van Hasselt and William Condit.
Robert had his own gallery/studio in Littleton, Colorado from 1998 to 2003.
Robert conducts watercolor and acrylic workshops throughout the Denver area, Palmer Lake, Colorado and taught in Green Valley, Arizona. His paintings are located in several foreign countries and corporate collections. He has won several awards including Best of Show in Littleton’s 1999 “Own an Original,” Roxborough Arts Council’s 2012 “Autumn in the Arts,” and Heritage Fine Art Guild’s 2013 “This is Colorado—Statewide Juried Exhibition.”
Meet Robert Gray
1. Tell us a little about your work and artistic practice?
I try to keep my style loose and with negative shapes and somewhat abstract. I practice and paint almost every day.
2. How has your creative process been impacted or evolved during the pandemic?
I have not let the pandemic impact my work in any way.
3. Where do you find inspiration?
My inspiration comes from places we have visited, my love for western art, and I start a painting and see what happens.
4. Do you have a favorite piece of art that someone else has created?
I have a watercolor of my art gallery done by Frank Francese, a portrait by Charles Reid and a watercolor by Eric Wiegardt.
5. Tell us about one of YOUR pieces that you have been the proudest of?
It is a watercolor of a fishing boat on the beach in Tenby, Wales waiting for the tide to come in.
6. Who are your biggest influences?
Charles Reid, William Condit in watercolors. Howard Terpning and Richard Schmid in oils. Roger Bansemer in Acrylic.
See Robert's Work
14 x 18
Colorado Fall Season
30 x 36
Barn in Forest
27 x 20