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Californian poppies Twilight

Californian Poppies oak framed, 70 x 100 cm © Copyright Stephen Gray
The picture “Californian poppies” that I commissioned from Stephen Gray, for my contemporary but slightly dark hallway has achieved the exact impact that I wanted both as a major focal point plus the feel of a bright summer day. The image of the bumble bee takes the viewer right into the picture and leads the eye to the field of poppies, which appear to be blowing gently in the summer breeze. The quality of the light and the colours match the decor of the hallway, and was achieved by a telephone consultation, followed by samples of fabric and flooring so that he could get the effect that I dreamed of in my mind. Thanks Stephen for creating my thoughts and ideas onto canvas and producing a beautiful unique picture.
Nerys Jones, Shropshire


Further paintings below, either commissions or sold at an exhibition.
The latest commission for Mr and Mrs Winter is below, top left

© Copyright Stephen Gray

Twilight oak framed, 70 x 100 cm © Copyright Stephen Gray
I saw a local exhibition of work by Stephen and really liked his work and as a result my husband asked Stephen to undertake this commission
for my birthday. He gave Stephen a clear idea of what I had in mind, largely based on a landscape painting that I had seen at the exhibition, and when I received the painting I was delighted with the end result -
I especially love the half light and the sweeping sky. Friends have also commented on how good it is and some have said that they think it has photographic qualities.
Clare Elford, Oxfordshire

Autumn walk Barbados
Riptide Blue storm
Red harvest Barns
Commission for Mrs M. Gray, March 2010


Down to the bay