Gray S. Dodson
Born in the Tidewater area, Gray Dodson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia. The artist now resides in rural in Nelson County, where she paints full time, working primarily 'en plein air'. Dodson travels with her easel throughout the United States, Canada, Curacao, France, Italy, and Mexico, painting on site.
Her work is represented in numerous corporate and private collections across the country including the U. S. State Department. Dodson’s paintings have hung in the United States Embassies in Panama and Guyana. She has been awarded fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont
Studio Center in addition to a painting fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
Her affiliations include The Washington Society of Landscape Painters and The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. Gray Dodson's work is featured in “Sunday Drives, Cruising the Back Roads of Amherst & Nelson Counties” and “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic”. She served as the artist member of the Virginia Art & Architecture Review Board from 2010-2014.