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Stephen Gray

Stephen Gray
Stephen originally studied at the West Sussex College of Design and has over twenty five years’ experience of graphic design and production management. His career includes roles as senior designer, production manager and art director for a variety of commercial organisations both in the UK and abroad. Despite being an advertising agency veteran, Stephen’s eye for a clean modern line is unmatched and he is able to include some of the world’s biggest brands within his portfolio.

Stephen is a highly regarded artist, exhibiting his work across the country.
Now a member of the Oxford Art Society, his paintings reflect aspects of his training and experience, showing a keen eye for graphic content, surface texture and detail, all tied to a strong use of colour.

He lives in Oxfordshire by the River Thames and his past and current work evokes time spent walking in the early morning. His artist statement about this work is here (pdf file).

Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, Oxfordshire.

The display stand advertising my show outside the Cornerstone gallery.

A series of twelve sample paintings exploring the qualities of ink at Cornerstone. A photo of paintings in the gallery can be seen on the right hand side below.

O3 Gallery Oxford 2008, solo exhibition, titled 'Treescapes and skylines'. Fourteen paintings.

Private View at O3 gallery for the 5th anniversary exhibition.

Above: I donated a small postcard size painting for a charity fundraising event 'Art for Youth' at Summerfields School, Summertown, Oxford. It sold

Above: The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay, Oxfordshire and the Great Hall where I exhibited with ten artists from Oxford Art Society for Artweeks 2007. I sold three paintings, including 'Red harvest', below.

Above: paintings at the Vale and Downland Museum, Wantage 2008. All four paintings sold during the show or shortly after.

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Past exhibitions:
May - July 2017: Cornerstone Arts Centre, 25 Station Road, Didcot: two new paintings selected, part of the Open Exhibition with a theme of 'Movement'.

June - July 2017: St. Michaels Church, Park Road, Albert Park, Abingdon.

May - June 2017: Oxfordshire Artweeks open exhibition at the Jam Factory, Hollybush Row, Oxford. Their website is here: www.thejamfactoryoxford.com/

February 2017: Oxford Art Society Members' exhibition at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford. My painting 'Strawberry moon' (photo below), formed part of the Show.
A review of the show from the Oxford Times can be found here

March - April 2016:
Oxford Art Society Members' 125th anniversary exhibition at the
Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock.
My painting 'Early morning across the river' (top, centre, below), was selected and formed the opening centrepiece as the public entered the show. A review from the Oxford Mail can be found clicking here
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October 2015: Faringdon Art Society Members' Annual Exhibition. The Corn Exchange, Faringdon, Oxfordshire. Their website is here: http://www.faringdonartsociety.org.uk/

February 2015: Oxford Art Society Members' Show at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford. Exhibited 'Boys on the jetty' at the show, photo below, centre painting.
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March 2014:
'Art of Culham', St Paul's Church, Culham, Oxfordshire.

I exhibited my work along with thirteen village artists showing pottery, paintings, illustration, bookbinding, metalwork, sculpture and mosaics.

May - June 2013: Oxford Art Society Members' Show at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford. Exhibited 'After the Storm' at the show. Shown top right in picture below.
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4th March - 28th April 2012
: Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospital - Outpatient Department, Headington, Oxford.
A joint exhibition of work with Rona, Honorary Member, Oxford Art Society. We each exhibited thirteen paintings, picture below. Rona's website is here
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July 2011: O3 Gallery, Oxford Castle 5th anniversary exhibition.
Exhibited 'Flight over water, no 2' at the Gallery. A picture at the Private View can be seen above left.

August 2011: Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot, 'Coast' exhibition. 1 July - 14 August

Exhibited 'Ice-cream Boat, Sandbanks' and 'Elliot, rockpooling'

Spring 2011: Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition,
Exhibited 'Ice-cream Boat, Sandbanks' at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford

December 2010: The Jam Factory Oxford
Oxford Art Society Christmas Show.'Flight over water', shown on the home page.

June 2010: Art for Youth, Oxford
By invitation: paintings shown at Summerfields School, Oxford. An exhibition of contemporary art by established artists as well as up-and-coming. Art for Youth Oxford continues to raise funds for for national youth work charity.

January 2010: Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage
Within 10 Miles organised by Wantage Counselling Service, with work of ten of the most exciting local artists working with painting, sculpture and video.

November 2009: Radley College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Christmas Show, twenty paintings and prints.

October 2009: Oxford Art Society Open Show
Painting Here comes Summer selected for the Open at Saïd Business School.

June - July 2009: Solo exhibition at Cornerstone Arts Centre, Didcot:
30 pictures exhibited including eighteen large 80 x 60cm ink and watercolour paintings on the theme of Treescapes and the River Thames - photo below.

April 2009: Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition
Painting When the day is done selected for the members' Show at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford.

October 2008 : Oxford Art Society Open Show
Painting Red earth selected for the Open at Saïd Business School.

September/October 2008: Solo exhibition at the Vale & Downland Museum, Wantage, Oxfordshire.
Treescapes and the Thames.
Featuring the current expressive series of ink and artists' watercolour paintings, exploring the countryside and waterways where Stephen lives in Oxfordshire.

July/August 2008: Solo exhibition at the 03 Gallery, Oxford
Treescapes and skylines. Solo exhibition featuring ink and artists' watercolour paintings.

Spring 2008: Modern Art Oxford
Exhibited painting Treescape, Nuneham Courtenay. This painting was sold and has formed a part of a new series currently being produced.

April 2008: Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition

Exhibited Treescape at The Oxfordshire Museum in Woodstock.

Spring 2007: Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition
Exhibited at the Oxford Town Hall. My picture Red Harvest was mentioned by Helen Peacocke in the Oxford Times.

2007 Artweeks
Exhibited at The Abbey, Sutton Courtenay together with ten artists from Oxford Art Society. Blue Storm, Autumn Land and Red Harvest (all sold).

2007 Elected to the Oxford Art Society Committee


2007 Oxford Art Society Open Show

Painting selected Swan Upping for the Open at Saïd Business School.

2006 Oxford Art Society Members' Exhibition
Exhibited painting Hillside farm at the Town Hall Gallery, Oxford

2005 Oxford Art Society Open Show
My painting titled Barbados was selected for the Open and subsequently offered membership of the Society.

2000 Artweeks
Exhibited at home studio, showing large dynamic gouache paintings including Riptide