Sunday, June 01, 2008

Lance Gray - Acrylic Painter

Acrylic on fish pallet board by Art In The Market Artist Lance Gray
Lance Gray entered college at age 30 on the G.I. Bill and graduated with a Commercial Art degree from the State University of New York. He spent the next 15 years working in advertising, printing and in the newspaper business.

“The desire to paint Fine Art, however, was in my heart, so my wife and I went in search of inspiration. Selling everything, we bought an old sailboat and travelled throughout Florida in search of a new life. We found that life in – of all places – a rough and tumble commercial shrimp dock. I worked as a manual laborer there, unloading boats for 10 years."

"It was a Steinbeck novel come to life – full of hope and tragedy and the drive to overcome great odds by a tough, self-sufficient group of working people that I came to love and admire. These people gave me the great gift of inspiration for my art, which will always be dedicated to their tireless spirit to persevere."*

*Take from Mullet Beach Gallery webpage

4 comments:

  1. Lance is a very talented artist, and a wonderfully nice guy to boot! I miss seeing him and his wife around the plaza!

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  2. Karl The Rottweiler01 June, 2008

    Lance and Pat came ou to the Plaza lthis past Saturday. He was fined 100 dollars for "offering for sale"
    He will join six other artists defending themselves in court in July.

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  3. Lance and his wife are some of the most intellectually accomplished minds within the city of St. Augustine. We had a wonderful conversation about politics, social issues, and the war.

    Lances paintings are spectacular.
    Art and Rebellion...

    -inversehalo

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  4. Anonymous22 June, 2008

    We saw this artist's wife getting a ticket that day and told the police that there are better things that a police officer could be doing. Thank the other artist for giving me this website risking a fine and jail. Ridiculous!

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