About Us

Gray M.C.A specialises in three key fields of art -
 
Original Fashion Illustration
Gray M.C.A is credited with being the UKs leading authority on Original Fashion Illustration from the post war to the 1970s.  The acclaimed annual exhibition ‘Drawing on Style, Four Decades of Elegance’ is internationally recognised as a key art event during London Fashion Week; highlighting the most influential & important fashion illustrators of this highly evocative genre.
 
Modern British Painters & Textile Design
Gray MCA sources the rarest & best examples of textiles designed by the Modern British masters working at the forefront of the art world in post war Europe, including Ben Nicholson, Henry Moore, Keith Vaughan & William Scott.  With particular emphasis on original textiles from the Ascher Studio & Alistair Morton’s Edinburgh Weavers.
 
Along with the more recognised of the Modern British artists of the period, Gray M.C.A also highlights the finest of the lesser-known modern painters.
 
Contemporary Painting and Sculpture
Gray M.C.A carefully selects a small number of Contemporary Artists and Sculptors rooted in the finest traditions of Modern painting, textile design  & sculpture.
 


Exhibitions
 - Exhibition ‘Drawing on Style, Four Decades of Elegance’ each year during London Fashion Week.
 - Leading international Art Fairs in London & the US through out the year.
 
Awards
-2016 BADA Fair, Duke of York's Square, London:  House and Garden 'Interior Designer's Selection' for 'Counterpoint" 1969, Oil on Board by Jeremy Le Grice (1936-2012)
-2015 BADA Fair, Duke of York's Square, London:  House and Garden 'Interior Designer's Selection' for 'Wassail' 1956 textile by Ben Nicholson for Edinburgh Weavers
-2012 Winter Fine Art & Antiques Fair, Olympia, London: Best Stand for Paintings and Textiles
 
Lecture Programme & Talks
A dedicated Lecture Programme is offered on the historical importance of Modern British painters, textiles & fashion illustration.
 
As a leading authority on Modern British painters & textile design, Ashley Gray has an extensive knowledge on the subject & is regularly asked to speak at both private & public events. He recently delivered the annual BADA lecture for 2016.
 
"Ashley Gray of Gray MCA's 2016 BADA Lecture "The Post War Textile Visionaries of Modern Art" was a tour de force! It was the most anticipated and best attended lecture. His vivid depiction of the importance of the 1950’s & 60’s commissions from Edinburgh Weavers and Ascher from the giants of Modernism was a revelation. No wonder collectors world wide are hunting down these rare and stunning gems of the era.”

Marco ForgioneChief Executive, BADA

Connie Gray specialises in original Fashion Illustration.  In addition to the daily lectures during ‘Drawing on Style, Four Decades of Elegance’, Connie provides an in depth exploration into the artists & their astonishing breadth of work.  She is regularly asked to comment in press articles & lecture at both private & public events.
 
For enquiries regarding lecture bookings please email info@graymca.co.uk
 
Interior Design:
Gray M.C.A works closely with interior designers worldwide in sourcing stunning works of art & textiles for interior projects.
 
Restoration, Framing & Hanging
Gray M.C.A holds an expert list of art restorers, fine art picture framers & professional art hangers for either a private home or corporate setting.
 
 
For all enquiries regarding work featured within the on-line Gallery, interior design projects, lectures or art restoration please contact info@graymca.co.uk

Tel: 01747 840 725 / 07872 17 11 11

Skype: Username: graymca
Twitter: @graymca
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Gray M.C.A is a member of BADA www.bada.org LAPADA www.lapada.org

Gray  Modern & Contemporary Art Limited trading as Gray M.C.A

Gray Modern & Contemporary Art Ltd, Company Number: 7433568 (Registered in England & Wales)

The British Antique Dealers' Association LAPADA - The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers