Ed Gray Art




Painter of city life




‘The urban chronicler of our time’   ​Southwark News


‘Gray’s paintings explore the myriad facets of the bustling metropolis’   The Daily Telegraph


‘Gray’s pictures remind me how exciting London is as a subject’  Jock McFadyen

‘Superb pictures. So full of people in action that give pleasure to people like me’   Beryl Cook

Modified 30 Jun 2016 

Exhibition 2016



Adoration of Thomas A Becket on the Old Kent Road 

'We are but dust and shadows...' ‘Pulvis et umbra sumus’

 Horace, from The Odes

‘My paintings begin in the shadows where I stand sketching people in the streets. These drawings then shape shift onto canvas as drawings made with clouds of dusty charcoal and chalk and old London stock brick that I pick up on the Thames shore. I build up a sediment of paint to tell stories about the layers of people that I sketch in the streets and fill my sketch books with, unearthing mythology and folklore to create a rich mix. I hope that mix leads me closer to the spirit of the scenes that I see, towards the truth of my experience in this impossible task to document the soul of a city- to document Londonessence. And I hope that truth reverberates with the spirit of the people that inspire me- the people of the great unknowable microcosm that is, and always has been, London’.

Ed Gray, Rotherhithe 2016

Rich Mix Arts, GX Gallery and Ed Gray cordially invite you to

a celebration of the great spirit and spirits of London:

‘Londonessence: A London Entertainment’

...Featuring paintings and prints of London and Londoners by Ed Gray


...Blitz spirit from days gone by from Viv the Spiv, DJ's and a chance to look at the pictures


...spiritual soul music from the Mike King Collective Gospel Choir


...the late great David Bowie (a.k.a. Malaka Swanson)


...a performance of musical compositions inspired by the city and the art of Ed Gray,

 created and performed by students from the London Centre for Contemporary Music accompanied by Mr Burton Bradstock


And our honoured guests….


The Pearly King and Queen of Bermondsey,

Mr Jimmy Jukes and Miss Michelle Thorpe


6-8PM Tuesday 5th July 2016

Rich Mix Arts 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6LA


Free tour of the exhibition: Saturday 9th July 11am 

Booking through GX Gallery 02077038396 


Link to Southwark news:



The event on Rich Mix website: 


New Ed Gray Catalogue

'Rock of Eye: Ed Gray,Painter of City Life' £25

Publisher GX Gallery 2014

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