The Legendary Jack Gray
From childhood, Jack Lorimer Gray rendered images of the sea, but never once considered he would become one of North America's greatest maritime artists. After an art-filled youth, Gray earned a scholarship to the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and subsequently, entry to Ecole des Beaux Arts in Montreal.
A lifelong sailor who handled a multitude of ships with a captain's expertise, Gray lived a majority of his life onboard one of his yachts, schooners or working boats. His early artworks feature sites throughout his native Nova Scotia, including a small island that he loved called East Ironbound, however he also painted in New York, Maine and Florida. Throughout his life, Gray's heart belonged to the sea, and his paintings beckon audiences to follow suit.