Julia C.R. Gray, a San Diego artist, is currently showing her work at the Lassen County Arts Council’s gallery on Cottage Street in Susanville.
Gray’s innovative work, exploring the intersection between science and art and the sometimes surreal nature of reality they express, includes both oil paintings and clay sculptures.
All of her works are created in layers, something Gray calls a, “creative obsession” as each layer expresses a different aspect of the human condition. Gray says of her work, “I aspire that my work be a reflection of true self, whether it is expression of human condition and emotion, personal visions or connection with the Sacred. Nature is my connection to Sacred.”
“I believe my creative process is influenced by the images I experience in meditation and connection to collective consciousness.”
Julia created her first painting at the age of 5, a sunflower with seeds. At the age of 14 she sold her first oil painting, a seascape. According to the artist, “My favorite medium to work with is oil, using intense colors in multiple transparent layers. The majority of my paintings I first see in my nocturnal dreams.”
The opening reception will be Tuesday evening, June 14th at 6:30. Gray’s work will be on display at the Arts Council’s Gallery through June 21st. Follow this link to visit Julia’s website.