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About The Artist: 

Artist statement 

My work is influenced by my grandmother, the artist Blanche Fischel Claggett. She died in 1979 before I was born, and I believe my innate love for art was no mistake: I was born to continue what she started. Through her paintings, I’ve always felt a sense of peace and stillness within myself - a sense of mutual understanding between us where time and space are irrelevant - and I continue to feel her presence and her wisdom through the subjects, shapes and shadows of her work.

As an artist in recovery, I encountered some life-changing experiences that caused me to reassess my life and my purpose. Art has been the life-line of my recovery through tangled feelings of fear and excitement. It has allowed me the space and freedom of honest and cathartic self expression, and willed the purpose of continued growth.

Art has also been my mantra for interconnection; encouraging my exploration of concepts such as reincarnation and a reverence for the animal kingdom. Since I began my journey as an artist, my work has evolved into interpretation and expression of my expression and exploration of Buddhism,  Western philosophy and evolution.

My body of work is a manifestation of an Alchemy process that is nuanced, poetic and mystical.

*Mission Statement: 
To convey the artists’ spiritual quest.



Gray Finch, M.A. Visual Artist

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