Joanne Gray

Local Artist Joanne Gray grew up on the South Western shores of

 

Cornwall, England.

 

Surrounded by the sand and sea, she fell in love with

 

everything to do with the ocean.

 

Salt Water Fish Rubbings was born in 2010 after a trip away she

discovered the Japanese technique of capturing the image of the

fish by printing a fish rubbing, another name for it Gyotaku.

Painting the skin of the fish and laying rice paper over the creature

and pressing lightly to capture a print of the actual fish.

Long ago Japanese fishermen used to record

their catches using this ancient art technique.

Joanne was hooked and immediately

started to learn the art form.

 

Joanne is also known for her incredible Ocean Resin Art and

 

capturing seaside scenes with her acrylics.

 

Over the past ten years Joanne has been acknowledged in various

art and design forums, a listed artist with Serena and Lily and

received many awards and recognition from the local design and

media outlets along with the Editors pick in 2016 from New Canaan,

 

Darien and Rowayton Magazine.

 

Today Joanne lives in Norwalk with her husband and

 

two sons, and has a charming shop in

Rowayton called Seaside Delights.