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Jenny Gray Interview

How long have you been making art?

All my life. Professionally for about 20 years.

Where do you find inspiration?

Visual inspiration lately comes from commercial art and design but my work is usually about the human experience expressed visually.

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Artistic accomplishments you’re proud of?

The hardest thing is to continue making art when it is not highly valued by society, so I am most proud of the fact that I am still making art.

Where have you shown?

Moss Hollow, Maude Kerns, Jabobs Gallery, Opus6, Gaurdino Gallery

Have your studied art or had training?

San Jose State, LCC, Adam Grosowsky.

Please describe your workspace or studio.

Small basement studio in downtown Eugene, not much but I am grateful for it.

What’s your favorite place to work away from your studio?

While camping.

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Why make art?

Have to, self expression.

What are your tips for someone who wants to make art?

Just do it.

Is there a piece of art that’s had a lasting impact on you?

Whenever I see a figurative work by Philip Guston in person I am deeply moved.

How did you get connected with Moss Hollow Gallery?

John invited me.

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What are the media you use in your work?

Acrylic and oil paint.

Is there something exciting that you’re working on currently?

Right now I am trying to get back into a groove after the holidays.

What can followers look for from you in the future?

I hope to be able to express more emotional authenticity.

Do you listen to anything while you work?

Podcasts “I like your work” and “Jealous Curator” are my favs. Music something fast “X” “Black Keys” “The Clash”.

What beverage do you need to start your day?


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What would be your superpower if you could choose any one?

Super self confidence.

What would be your superhero name?

The Jenerator.

Favorite place in Eugene?

My cute house.

How can our followers connect with you?

my web page or email

What are your social media handles?

@jennygrayart on IG and FaceBook

Let’s play word association!

Moss Hollow – friendly and warm

Dessert – calming

Oregon – alive

Art – self

Home – cozy

Rain – refreshing

Sun – warm/happy

Hike -calming

Community – support

Partner -love

Peace – hope

Love – most important

Solitude – must have for me

Vacation – hard to find

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