Carol Gray

Monterey Artist Carol Gray studied art at UCLA, took many private oil painting lessons with Andrea Day in Santa Monica, participated in group shows at the Andrea Day Studio in Santa Monica, and moved to the Monterey Peninsula approximately 16 years ago.

Since then, she has studied life drawing and design at Carmel Adult School with Susan Long and Rodney Winfield, participated in intensive outdoor workshops given by Gregory Kondos (through the Monterey Museum of Art), Joe Mugnani, Gil Dellinger and others, and continues to work with well-known local artist Dick Crispo,who has been a significant influence on her seascape paintings.

Carol enjoys working from a live model as well as a still life, but her present focus is on en plein aire landscape and seascape painting. In her work Carol strives to create a mood and sense of place in a rather impressionistic manner while using a palette geared toward local color.

She is a member of the Monterey Peninsula Art Foundation, Artist's Equity, an associate member of Oil Painters of America and is a docent at the Monterey Museum of Art. Carol can be found most days painting in her studio in the Carmel Highlands or on location anywhere on the Monterey Peninsula.

For more about Carol Gray's art, visit her website at