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Nymira Gray

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2013

Artworks for sale: 69

(5)

United States

About Nymira Gray

 
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  • Biography
    Although I paint primarily portraits, I do not consider myself to be a portrait artist. While traditionally a portrait artist would strive to capture the likeness and essence of the sitter, I am instead painting psychological concepts; traits that I admire, have within myself, or wish to cultivate. My works are not renderings of people, but rather character traits, and emotional substrates.

    My paintings are a way for me to contemplate human psychology. I have always been fascinated with the inner workings of the mind, and use faces as the most direct method to deliberate and convey various traits and strong characteristics, for example, determination, thoughtfulness, wisdom, or kindness.
    I’ve always felt that the eyes truly are the windows to the soul, therefore, I usually place a great deal of importance on the eyes, and most of my portraits are painted with direct eye contact aimed at the viewer.

    I work in acrylics on canvas, adding 24k gold leaf on occasion. I paint using only black, white, and the three primary colors. I decided on this very limited color palette because the use of minimal colors reduces distractions and keeps the focus on the features of the face. The majority of my paintings have black backgrounds for the same reason: to keep all the focus exclusively on the face, having these faces essentially exist in a void.

    I usually use stock photographs as references, but I create composite faces, so that most of the faces I am painting are not real in a conventional sense, but created specifically to bring out the specific characteristics I am aiming for in each work. Though quite often the characteristics shift and evolve during the painting process, to create something more than what was initially intended.
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    2013

    Four Points Contemporary 1st Bi-annual International Competition

    3rd PLACE

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    2013

    ART BUZZ - The 2014 Collection

    3rd PLACE - ACRYLICS

    2013

    Buffalo Society of Artists - Exhibiting Member

    Exhibiting Membership is a special designation awarded to artists based on the quality of their work.
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    Event: BSA 121st Catalog Exhibition

    Dates: Sept. 1, 2017 - Sept. 26, 2017

    Venue: Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology, 1221 Main St, Buffalo NY 14209

    Buffalo Society of Artists 121st Catalogue Exhibition

    Event: Gallery Gala and Auction 2015

    Dates: Feb. 9, 2015 - Aug. 8, 2015

    Venue: Arnot Art Museum, 235 Lake Street • Elmira, New York USA 14901

    Gallery Gala 2015
    West Wing Ground Level, West Gallery
    Falck & Terrace Overlook Galleries

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Awards

2013

Four Points Contemporary 1st Bi-annual International Competition

3rd PLACE

Show more awards Hide

2013

ART BUZZ - The 2014 Collection

3rd PLACE - ACRYLICS

2013

Buffalo Society of Artists - Exhibiting Member

Exhibiting Membership is a special designation awarded to artists based on the quality of their work.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: BSA 121st Catalog Exhibition

Dates: Sept. 1, 2017 - Sept. 26, 2017

Venue: Buffalo Center for Arts & Technology, 1221 Main St, Buffalo NY 14209

Buffalo Society of Artists 121st Catalogue Exhibition

Event: Gallery Gala and Auction 2015

Dates: Feb. 9, 2015 - Aug. 8, 2015

Venue: Arnot Art Museum, 235 Lake Street • Elmira, New York USA 14901

Gallery Gala 2015
West Wing Ground Level, West Gallery
Falck & Terrace Overlook Galleries


 

Biography

Although I paint primarily portraits, I do not consider myself to be a portrait artist. While traditionally a portrait artist would strive to capture the likeness and essence of the sitter, I am instead painting psychological concepts; traits that I admire, have within myself, or wish to cultivate. My works are not renderings of people, but rather character traits, and emotional substrates.

My paintings are a way for me to contemplate human psychology. I have always been fascinated with the inner workings of the mind, and use faces as the most direct method to deliberate and convey various traits and strong characteristics, for example, determination, thoughtfulness, wisdom, or kindness.
I’ve always felt that the eyes truly are the windows to the soul, therefore, I usually place a great deal of importance on the eyes, and most of my portraits are painted with direct eye contact aimed at the viewer.

I work in acrylics on canvas, adding 24k gold leaf on occasion. I paint using only black, white, and the three primary colors. I decided on this very limited color palette because the use of minimal colors reduces distractions and keeps the focus on the features of the face. The majority of my paintings have black backgrounds for the same reason: to keep all the focus exclusively on the face, having these faces essentially exist in a void.

I usually use stock photographs as references, but I create composite faces, so that most of the faces I am painting are not real in a conventional sense, but created specifically to bring out the specific characteristics I am aiming for in each work. Though quite often the characteristics shift and evolve during the painting process, to create something more than what was initially intended.
 
 
 
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