Jim Gray's painting "The Story" is an artistic view into the world of our beloved Jesus Christ.
What do You see here? Within this image, which may appear abstract on first glance, there are actually at least 20 images from the story of the life of Jesus Christ. Do you see Mary in the center with the illumined Child wrapped in her arms? The Wise Men bearing gifts...Herod with sword raised... Joseph looking to heaven...The Star in the East...the Dove...Peter downcast as three of the crowd question him and he denies for the third time even knowing his Lord.The crown of thorns...in profile and again face on...The pierced hand... The Soldiers... Our Savior on the cross as He would have been seen from His Father's view in heaven... Are there others? There may well be. Perhaps you will find images that even Jim Gray has not yet seen.
DOLLY PARTON AND ARTIST JIM GRAY WIN TENNESSEE’S HIGHEST AWARD FOR ACHIEVEMENT IN ARTS.
Thursday, March 20, 2003 (from the official record)
Mr. DUNCAN. Mr. Speaker, on March 12, 2003, Jim Gray, a member of my constituency, was honored with Tennessee’s highest artistic award. The Tennessee Arts Commission presented Jim with the Distinguished Artist Award as a part of the 2003 Governor’s Awards in the Arts in Nashville, TN. Jim’s artistic drive has been with him his entire life, and he used his talents to guide his career as a young adult as an illustrator, an advertising executive, and as a technical illustrator in the United States Air Force. After a visit with his family to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1966, Jim found an artistic inspiration that he had never felt before. This inspiration led him to move to east Tennessee, where his desire to paint the beauty of the Tennessee countryside became his passion.
HON. JOHN J. DUNCAN, JR.
TENNESSEE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
About Jim Gray Gallery
Jim Gray Gallery is dedicated to art, craft, and design. Our 55+ year family run business is founded on hard work and creativity with a high standard of quality. The artist, Jim Gray, started the business with his wife Fran back in 1966. Now we are in the 3rd generation of family ownership. We are a small company who has sourced locally since the start and we strive to continue to do so. Made in the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, TN.
Perpetuating joy, wellness, and the love of nature through art for 50+ years.
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