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  • How do I purchase a piece of art from Colleen Gray?
    Please email me with the title of the work of art you are interested in purchasing. I will contact you to discuss purchasing and shipping etc. Note that displayed prices do not include shipping costs which are additional. Please email me at
  • How do I hire Colleen to do LIVE art painting at my event?
    Are you hosting an AGM or Corporate Gathering? I live in Lanark County near Carleton Place, Perth and Smiths Falls and within an hour of Ottawa. I am available for hire to offer live painting events for large gatherings. Give your attendees/participants at your next event a unique live experience where they can watch a work of art being from start to finish. At the event, I would do a live painting session, and the resulting painting can be won through a benefit draw during the event. The live painting event is a wonderful way for an organization to raise funds or support a charitable cause. Throughout the evening, my art table is publicly accessible so the group can watch the progress of the work as it develops. For a set fee, I will complete an art piece in the agreed upon timeframe. The finished artwork is signed, framed and certified at the end of the painting session so the winner can go home with a lovely piece of fine art that's ready to hang. If the location's technology allows it, a camera can be placed over the painting and progress can be watched on local tv screens at the venue. This painting titled, "Midnight Dancing in the Garden of Eden" was created at the Oct 2022 Gala for Société De Développement Communautaire De Prescott-Russell Community Development Corporation. TO BOOK YOUR LIVE PAINTING EVENT CONTACT ME TO DISCUSS THE DETAILS. EMAIL: COLLEENGRAYART@GMAIL.COM
  • About the Paint and Paper - Art Lessons
    1. Synthetic paper: Right out of the gate, I'll say that this is not YUPO paper. As a product, YUPO is to paper what Kleenex is to tissue. I use a custom cut, commercial grade synthetic paper that is very thick, heavy weighted and will stand up to the rigours of frequent washing for many, many years. Synthetic paper was invented by the Japanese print industry to meet a demand for a durable and bright white printing surface that would hold colour and take a lot of environmental stress while remaining bright. The surface is completely non-porous and the medium is worked and manipulated through water, gravity and the geologic reactions of Daniel Smith ground mineral based watercolour paints. 2. About the paint: I primarily use Daniel Smith Extra Fine and Primatek series paints. Using water as the vehicle to manipulate the effects, I combine various paints and explore the mineral reactions. The paint quality is second to none and fascinating to use. I encourage students of this medium to keep your camera handy and take photos of the remarkable mineral reactions that are happening just beneath the surface of the water as you work. Hands down, the paints are an investment. I suggest in the beginning, to purchase the "dot palette" at the local fine art supply store and experiment with it for a while to see if you want to invest the time and money into a collection. I've had many tubes for over 6 years with no degradation whatsoever. You can sometimes find 5ml tubes that give you a bit more versatility than the dot palettes if you feel you want to step up to a greater level of commitment. 15ml tubes can range from $15.00 - $45.00 per tube, but remember it takes very little paint to make a big reaction on the page. The image featured next to the paint tubes is approximately 1x2" of a larger piece of work. Keep your camera handy! 3. About the discovery:I discovered DS paints at an art school fair a while ago and fell in love with the effects. At the same time I discovered alcohol inks and synthetic paper and fell in love with that too. After spending nearly $200.00 of money I didn't have, I took home 2 new passions and set out discovering what I could do with them. One evening I had them both on the table and made the decision to combine the DS watercolour paints that I was so excited to try, with the synthetic paper that I was so excited to try. I was hooked on the incredible display of highly reactive and beautiful effects that showed up time after time and without fail. What was this magic? I thought there must be someone else doing this and I set out to learn from them. After 3 months of searching the internet and speaking with numerous artists from around the world, I could find nothing about this medium. That's not to say someone else hadn't discovered this technique - I just couldn't find them. It was too much fun to keep it all to myself, so I began teaching this style of painting 3 years ago. 4. Where can I buy these paints and paper? Daniel Smith paints are available at any fine art store or online. The paper can be purchased right here on this website under "Art Supplies". The quality and price of my paper can't be matched by box stores because I'm all about ensuring people have what they need to learn and explore without breaking the bank. The paints are expensive enough, the paper shouldn't be. And it's re-useable without losing integrity for many many years so the investment is minimal. 5. What brushes are best for this work? Despite having about 30 brushes, all of which get used for various effects, I primarily use "liners" or "riggers" to move the water and paint. This delicate brush allows me to move the paint along the surface of the water much more easily than larger, thicker brushes. I also frequently use several sizes of "round" brushes and if you're working on larger pieces, it never hurts to have a good mop handy for those large water loads. Brushes can be found at any fine art store or online. You do not need to spend a lot of money on your brushes to achieve excellent results. 6. How do you stabilize the painting when it's finished? The finished painting will remain vulnerable to scratches and etches that will remove some of the paint from the surface. You are working on a surface that is 100% impermeable so nothing absorbs into the paper. Once a painting is complete, it should be left somewhere to "cure" for a day or two. This allows all water to evaporate and the paint to set well. From there, you would use a watercolour spray varnish to seal the paper and trap the paint in place. It will remain vulnerable but can now be easily handled without worry of scratching the surface and altering the painting.
  • Refund Policy
    I do my best to ensure your art arrives without incident. In the event of damage please contact my office. If you are not satisfied with any product, we will offer a full refund, upon receipt of the returned merchandise at the buyer’s expense. NOTE: Since some artwork may currently be hanging in a gallery for sale, it is possible that the same artwork may sell at a Gallery or in person from the artist before we have been notified to update the website. If not available when purchased on this website, a refund will be issued. Prices listed do not include shipping. A refund would also be offered if an unframed unshipped artwork becomes framed and the new framed price that has not been published is not acceptable to the customer.
  • Shipping Policy
    OVERVIEW Shipping: Canada Post is used for delivery unless otherwise specified. I package my products securely for safe shipping. For artwork purchases, upon placement of your order I will contact you to discuss shipping options, insurance and your additional charge for shipping. Shipping costs are not included in the price listed on If you need to know in advance of placing your order, what the additional cost for shipping will be for you, please contact me at I look forward to discussing your purchase. The Legal Stuff This website is operated by Colleen Gray Art. Throughout the site, the terms “we”, “us” and “our” refer to Colleen Gray Art. Colleen Gray Art offers this website, including all information, tools and services available from this site to you, the user, conditioned upon your acceptance of all terms, conditions, policies and notices stated here. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY: The images on this website belong to Colleen Gray and cannot be used in any capacity without the express written concent and/or agreement of Colleen Gray. By visiting our site and/ or purchasing something from us, you engage in our “Service” and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions (“Terms of Service”, “Terms”), including those additional terms and conditions and policies referenced herein and/or available by hyperlink. These Terms of Service apply to all users of the site, including without limitation users who are browsers, vendors, customers, merchants, and/ or contributors of content. Please read these Terms of Service carefully before accessing or using our website. By accessing or using any part of the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Service. If you do not agree to all the terms and conditions of this agreement, then you may not access the website or use any services. If these Terms of Service are considered an offer, acceptance is expressly limited to these Terms of Service. Any new features or tools which are added to the current store shall also be subject to the Terms of Service. You can review the most current version of the Terms of Service at any time on this page. We reserve the right to update, change or replace any part of these Terms of Service by posting updates and/or changes to our website. It is your responsibility to check this page periodically for changes. Your continued use of or access to the website following the posting of any changes constitutes acceptance of those changes. Our store is hosted on Wix. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you. 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    I wouldn’t think of selling your information.
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