Gray, Leonard

Elected to RSW 1968
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Artists Statement

Many of my paintings are based on the East Coast of Scotland. Latterly travel to Europe and the Far East have resulted in work based on these experiences. My paintings are executed with a mixed media technique with gouache being the main medium. My palette consists of subtle warm colours but my emphasis is on textured relationships. I use light areas to break up shape giving a slightly abstract quality to emphasize the picture plane.

Biography

1952 - Graduated at Edinburgh College of Art
1952-1953 - Post Graduate Scholarship
1954-1968 - Living and teaching in Fife
1957 - Founder Member of the 57 Gallery
1969 - Elected a Member of the Aberdeen Artists Society
1974-1987 - Three terms on the RSW Council
1976-1977 - Member of Council Aberdeen Artists Society
1990 - Retired from lecturing. Currently living and painting at Bieldside, Aberdeen

Awards

1996, 1997 and 1998 - John Laing London, Prizes for landscape painting
1995 - The Major Award of the Council of the RSW
1984 - May Marshall Brown Award, RSW
1981 - Scottish Brewers/Stirling University Landscape Award
1980 - Educational Institute of Scotland Purchase Award, RSW

Selected Exhibitions

1995-2001 - Singer Friedlander Watercolour Competition
1995 - The Morrison Portrait Award Exhibition
1982 - Scottish Arts Council - About Grampian, Touring Exhibition
1975 - Scottish Art Council - Selections from the SSA, Mall Galleries, London
1975 - Shed 50, St Monans - One Man Exhibition
1970 - Scottish Arts Council - Paintings for Scottish Schools
1965 - Royal Pavilion, Brighton - Selected from the RA, London
1958 - Scottish Arts Council - Twelve Young Artists in Watercolour
1957 - 57 Gallery, Edinburgh - One Man Exhibition
1953 - International Exhibition of Art Students, Milan

Public Collections

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh's Collection of Scottish Paintings (3 paintings)
Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh
City Gallery, Edinburgh
Greenock Art Gallery
National Trust for Scotland
University of Aberdeen
Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh
Education Authority of Edinburgh
Education Authority of Dundee
Education Authority of Grampian
Education Authority of Highland
Edinburgh Royal Hospital
I.B.M. Computers
Low and Bonnar, Dundee
Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh
Royal Bank of Scotland, Dundee
Clydesdale Bank, Glasgow
Scottish Equitable Insurance Company
Grampian Hospitals Art Trust

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