The Glorious Art House
As an animal lover and owner, I have endlessly drawn animals from as early as I can
remember. I studied anatomy by borrowing and drawing skulls from the local
museum. I won my first national competition at the age of 10 and had a major
exhibition. I mostly draw dogs, horses and cats but am happy to draw all kinds of
I have been influenced by the animal work of George Stubbs and his anatomy work
particularly with horses. I’ve been painting animals on commission for about 30 years
and have had orders from numerous people around the world, including large
companies and have been featured on TV. I support my local animal shelter by
gifting a pet portrait as a prize. I occasionally run art workshops to help share the
skills I’ve learnt in pastels.
I went to art college in Southampton where I specialised in printmaking. I enjoyed
the creative process of making pictures in so many different ways.
I’ve always suffered with my mental health and try to capture something of what it is
like by creating inspirational pictures digitally. These images attempt to challenge
and evoke both my Christian faith and shared human emotions. I hope you find
them thought provoking.
I live in Exeter with my four Asian cats.
Pastel Painting by Hannah Davies
Glorious - Celebrating Three Art Genres
15th - 27th November 2022
L A Gray Art
29th November - 18th December 2022
My Art is an expression of my thoughts, feelings & experiences in my life. I work completely intuitively; a plan will cause infinite disruption to the flow of any painting. These works come from the depths of my soul, emotions, happiness, sorrow and everything in-between. I bare my soul and life's adventures on these boards for you to build your own stories, in hopes to change with every passing.
Recently I've found Marble Dust Texture and Dried Pigments most willing to tell their stories to me.
I have learnt that I need to listen to the paintings; they speak to me, what they want, what they need to reveal their truth. I've come to realise the more difficult paintings to finish are either I'm not listening closely enough or they're just a whisper of a thought. I simply need to tune in to their frequency. This I know as a fact; they talk me through the process, so I feel as they are the conductor and I the orchestra
Living in a World of Hope (detail) by L A Gray
16th - 28th August 2022
Taking inspiration from the theme of everyday realism, I have produced a series of work that represents the often overlooked scenarios of everyday life.
Whether it depicts a commute, or basking in the sun, everyday realism is one of the most interpreted forms of visual language and arguably a vital tool for interpreting an ever changing society.
Having taught myself how to use oil paint during the first lockdown I am very proud to have produced a series of work predominantly using this medium.
Eleanor Sass 2022