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SARA GRAY: Transitions

October 6, 2011

Join us on Friday, October 7, from 5 PM to 8 PM, at our 545 Congress Street, Portland gallery to meet one of Maine's premier landscape photographers--Sara Gray.  Stop on by!

Sara Gray

Sara Gray’s commercial clients have included some of the best in the business, including Coastal Living, Yankee, and Down East magazines. In the 1990s Gray created so many Yankee, Down East, and Coastal Living covers that her look became their look—serene shots of aqua-blue skies over bluer waters taken just after sunrise when the seas are at their quietest and most beautiful.

Although Gray has lived in Falmouth with husband James and daughter Ava for two decades, she spent her preteen and teen summers at the family summer home on McKown Point in Boothbay Harbor, just down the hill from Gleason Fine Art owners Dennis and Marty Gleason’s house. The youngest of four sisters, Sara was always the quiet, contemplative one. Her demeanor suited her chosen profession, photography.

Typically, Sara Gray rises well before dawn in order to arrive at a chosen spot at just the right moment, that is, where the beautifully composed shot takes on a life of its own with perfect light.  Any photographer will tell you that after a good eye, patience is the single most important skill a photographer must possess. 

In this show, night is transitioning into day, but Gray herself is also making a transition in her life.  Struck with a mysterious illness over a decade ago, she found it impossible to work. Ultimately, Lyme disease was determined to be the culprit. With “Transitions,” Gray celebrates a return to life—and art.  We at Gleason Fine Art are so glad to have her back. 

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