The Artists of Muskoka

Nancy Ogle Gray

2352 Muskoka Road 118 West, RR#1
Bracebridge, ON, P1L 1W8

Nancy Ogle Gray has been described as an artist who “captures the innermost being in the eyes of her subjects”. With delicate realism, she creates beautifully detailed portraits of wild and domestic animals.

Nancy decided early in her career that pastels would be the medium best suited to the expressive realism of her animal subjects. Working with pastels allowed her to develop strong drawing skills while exploring the characteristics of the medium for which she is best known. Today, her acrylic paintings display softness and detail developed from years of painting with pastels.

Wildlife and scenery in Muskoka and Algonquin Park provide her inspiration to paint quiet images of nature. Her work shows a sensitivity to wildlife and their habitat.

“Sketching in my sketchbook is my favourite thing to do. Drawing quickly and accurately is the challenge I most enjoy” she says. Nancy shares her passion for drawing by teaching others. As an art instructor she is popular with students of all ages, creatively and skillfully helping to inspire their artistic growth.

Her ‘Dog Series’ is a sentimental return to when Nancy first started her career as an animal artist. These paintings embrace the connection we have with our pets, portraying subjects that appeal to us on an emotional level. She has illustrated eight wildlife books for children and created a series of illustrations for R.D. Lawrence’s The Natural History of Canada.

Just Wading by Nancy Ogle Gray

Nancy Ogle Gray
Just Wading

18” x 24”, Acrylic

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