‘Extreme artist’ Philip Gray to visit Hepplestone Fine Art Gallery
One of the UK’s finest art galleries will proudly be welcoming the talented Philip Gray this March, as the Cork-born artist will be chatting about his works and experiences.
Hepplestone Fine Art Gallery has built itself a reputation for exhibiting inspiring art pieces from some of the brightest talents in the art world, but there are seldom few who can boast a career that’s as awe-inspiring as one of their most talented patrons.
Then again, Philip Gray isn’t your typical artist.
Born in Ireland in 1959, he began his career in the most remarkable of places – the ocean. After establishing himself as a naval diver he took to painting the sea as a means of telling his story, channeling his artistic creativity as a natural form of communication. Having previously been awarded the best up and coming artist by the fine art trade guild, he then went on to pursue more challenging feats.
This lifestyle has earnt him an internationally acclaimed reputation as being an artist and an adventurer, having channelled inspiration from the rain forest of Borneo, 60 feet beneath the surface of shark infested waters and even Everest base Camp.
That’s where the magic of Philip Gray’s art lies, and not surprisingly, he has developed a personal style that has attracted a celebrity following.
Not many artists can boast of having two former US Presidents among their fans, but having George W. Bush and Bill Clinton as famous collectors is all in a day’s work for Philip.
Given his fame throughout the art world, his visit to Hepplestone Fine Art Gallery makes it all the more exciting.
The Irish artist will no doubt be in a celebratory mood himself as his visit coincides with St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. He will be joined by gallery owner Giles Hepplestone throughout the day, before the pair head for a talk on BBC Radio Lancashire.
To find out more about Philip Gray’s artwork or to make an enquiry, please call Hepplestone Fine Art on 01257 451121 or visit the gallery.