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  • Artist Nancy Gray displays park splendor through art

  • If this is not the year when visiting a National Park is in your vacations plans, why not do the next best thing — Viewing an art exhibit of National Parks by local artist Nancy Gray.
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  •  If this is not the year when visiting a National Park is in your vacations plans, why not do the next best thing — Viewing an art exhibit of National Parks by local artist Nancy Gray.
    A member of the Ozark Brush and Palette Club and the Lake Arts Council, Gray will be exhibiting 12 to 15 watercolor paintings from her National Parks collection during the month of July and the first two weeks of August. The exhibit will be displayed on the "Wall of Fame" located in the Lake Arts Council Office, Suite D1, at the Stone Crest Mall.
    Gray became interested in painting after she and her husband, Jim, sold a family-owned resort. She received encouragement from other painters through the Ozark Brush and Palette Group, took a few private lessons along the way and attended many workshops, some of them at a national level. The Grays have traveled extensively and photographed many scenes that have captured their delight.
    "I have found great pleasure in the past twenty two years reproducing those images," says Nancy. My favorite medium is watercolors, but painting just takes practice and I love it."
    She has been named "Artist of the Year" by the Brush and Palette Club several times. She currently has paintings on display at the First National Bank in Camdenton and at the Vine Wine Bar and Gallery in Osage Beach. The Lake Arts Council developed the "Wall of Fame" in 2012 as a way of providing recognition to local artists and photographers.
    Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 573-964-6366. Feel free to stop by and enjoy these fine works of art.

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