Chris Gray is a multi-award-winning oil painter, print-maker, master draughtsman and teacher based in London. A master craftsman, Chris has cultivated a deep connection to the materials and physicality of his art. Chris’s work visits modern subjects through the processes of the 19th century ateliers. As he puts it: I paint what I see. Fuck the chaff.
Through a process of “visual abstraction”, Chris breaks down his subjects visually into abstract, fundamental shapes, which then develop into representational images. His portraits, landscapes, still lifes and prints have won him a ‘One To Watch’ mention at the Federation of British Artists show for outstanding British art graduates, the John Purcell paper award and the Young artist of the year at the Pastel society. He has exhibited and led workshops with the Dulwich Picture Gallery, King's College, and others.