Award-winning artist to demonstrate oil painting at Greenville event Wednesday

Artists in Greenville will have a chance to learn more about oil painting Wednesday afternoon, when artist Marie Gray will give a demonstration on oil painting.

The demonstration will be part of the Greenville Art League’s 3 to 5 p.m. meeting Wednesday, and will take place at the W.  Walworth Harrison Public Library.

Gray is an award-winning artist, having taken home first place awards in both the oil painting and watercolor categories in a recent Rockwall Art League juried show, where she also won the People’s Choice Award.

“Many of my paintings focus on the people and the horses that have caught my eye throughout the years,” Gray said. “In my artwork, I try to capture a little of their personality and spirit … I try not to tell the whole story in my work in order to let the viewer complete the story for themselves.

“I believe my artwork and the subjects I use are influenced by my faith and how I was raised,” Gray continued. “Through painting, I have found a way to visually portray the internal emotions I feel in my pursuit of a deeper and more profound relationship with the Creator.”

In addition to Gray’s demonstration of oil painting, members and guests at Wednesday’s Greenville Art League meeting are encouraged to bring samples of their own artwork, with this month’s theme being “Black and White.”

The league will also be accepting one to three pieces from each artist for its People’s Choice vote.

The league’s exhibit, featuring works by Duncan Porter, Ken Stroud, Jeff Kirsch, Pamela Edwards and Allen Weekley is currently on display at the W. Walworth Harrison Public Library, and will continue until Friday, Nov. 29.