About Gray Artus:

 

Hi, I’m Gray Artus a painter and photographer residing here in my hometown of AVL! I have dabbled in photogrpahy for most of my life but it always lacked the creativity I desired. I begin photo composites and manipulation to fill that void then a few years back I tried acrylic painting and haven’t stopped since!

Each creation is special to me and a piece of my soul. It’s what I think about when I get up in the morning and when I go to bed at night and all day in between… its my passion!

Every image is created with a message in mind some easily understood yet others evoking thoughts of one’s own life experiences of love, loneliness, desires and fears.

My art is currently displayed nationally and internationaly in private collections and has been used as album art for various record labels.

Find me at www.grayartus.com

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I lost myself so long ago… I chased plastic dreams I thought would bring happiness.  Where did the time go?

I lost myself in this world and at times I lose my mind… When I paint I find it and my thoughts are so clear.

I paint to have freedom…  Freedom from this world of falling short of others expectations… Freedom from the anxiety that oppressed me and formed me into a soul that was unrecognizable.

I am a photographer to see… see the beauty in this world.  There are days it’s hard to find but I see it… it’s there in a sunrise or maybe in a smile.

I am a photographer to see… see the loneliness in the world.  It’s never hard to find… A teardrop falls silently.

I am an artist because there are no words to express how I feel.

I am an artist created to be free…my soul soars… it’s the way God created me.

2 Corinthians 3-17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

 

Thank you,

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