Ashley Gray was born in 1971 and raised in Maryland with his parents and his two older brothers. Growing up, Ashley vacationed with his family in Rangeley, Maine. He carved his first sculpture on Long Pond, Maine, at the age of nine. Ashley always found great inspiration in wildlife and nature and moved to Rangeley in 2003.
Ashley has been featured in the prestigious Art Expo at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City and has also represented the United States in Australia. He has been featured in several magazines and television programs, including the Discovery Channel’s Louis and Clark Documentary, for which Ashley recreated original-styled canoes.
Ashley feels so blessed to have the support of his family and friends, and he attributes his success to that support. His love for creating art for everyone to enjoy keeps him both inspired and humbled.
I create what God inspires me to do. My creations range from subtractive sculptures, storytelling oil paintings in glazes and unique functional artistic furniture. My passion in life is my art!
CHANNEL 6 EXCERPT:
"ROCKLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- There's an artist from Rangeley who's known for his creative use of color not just on canvas, but also on wood. Ashley Gray has been sculpting and painting wood since he graduated from art school in his 20's and just opened his first art gallery in Rockland this summer.
Gray is most well known for his ability to take wood from the bayou country of Louisiana and turn it into artwork that resembles a life sized birds. The flying animals have been his inspiration since he was a young boy and that he uses in his carvings as well as several paintings. According to Gray the natural beauty of Maine helps with his inspiration."
AIRDATE: August 2014  FILM LOCATION: The Gray Fox Gallery - Rockland, ME
FEATURED ON THE COVER OF "WILDFOWL CARVING MAGAZINE"
Ashley's creation "Hannah's Setting Sun" was featured on the cover of "Wildfowl Carving Magazine" in the Winter 2012 issue.
The article was written about the deep inspiration for this majestic piece, which followed the death of his wonderful mother. By channeling his grief into the wood, the result was something no less than monumental. In addition, beautiful images were printed of the step-by-step process involved with Ashley's wood carving techniques.
Be sure to pick up a back issue with the link below and get the full story.
THE GRAY FOX GALLERY - ROCKLAND:
429 MAIN ST. ROCKLAND, MAINE
The original home of "Timeless Pursuit". Additional pieces and prints of Ashley's work may be found here on a rotating basis. Many other local Maine artists are also featured.
THE GRAY FOX GALLERY - VENICE:
227 MIAMI AVE. SUITE 3 VENICE, FLORIDA
Opened in the fall of 2015, this gallery features a great selection of Ashley’s works on display and for purchase.