David Gray - American painter - acquired a strong foundational education in art while obtaining his BFA from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. His art education has continued with independent and occasional formal studies in pictorial expression and oil painting. The resulting work reveals a personal and contemporary expression of beauty and order which pays homage to the Classical Tradition in its craftsmanship. David's works are included in many discriminating private art collections throughout the United States and abroad. Recent honors include the "Hunter Edition's Award of Excellence" at the Oil Painters of America 2009 National Exhibit and a "Chairman's Choice" award in Art Renewal Center's 2008/2009 International ARC Salon.