Glenis Gray

P1090047 cropGGGlenis grew up on the Isle of Man, an island in the Irish sea, shrouded in Viking and Celtic mythology but now lives in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland where she continues to develop her work through experimentation in, and exploration of, various forms of 2 and 3 dimensional media including drawing, printing, collage and painting .

Her art practice, born from her love of Art from an early age and a subsequent teaching career , often displays subtle references to the two  island cultures she has experienced, the then and now, which have provided  a rich bank of experience for her to draw upon.

Memories and imagination , drawings from life , quotes from wordsmiths…. whatever the source, her work is a response to the moment, a need to describe and the subsequent result is simply the ‘hard copy’.


2016: Finalist International ‘All Women’ Competition, Light , Space and Time ‘Special Merit Category’


  • Finalist International ‘All Women’ Competition, Light, Space and Time ‘Special Merit Category’
  • ‘Special Recognition Category’ Finalist Lethbridge 10,000
  • Runner up ‘Altitude Art Award’ (Highly Commended)


  • McGregor Lions Art Extravaganza
  • ‘Hinterland Alive’ Vianta
  • Somerset Art Awards (First and Second in Contemporary)
  • Kenilworth Celebrates
  • ‘Fine Art, Jazz and Shiraz’ Bloomhill Cancer Fundraiser
  • Gold Rush Art Competition (Highly Commended in Miniatures)
  • Queensland Flying Arts online’ Cream of the Crop’
  • ‘A Little piece of the Sun’ Vianta
  • Mary Valley Artslink Christmas Exhibition


  • Finalist Moreton Bay Region 3D Art Awards
  • Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 Gallery
  • Finalist Noosa Art Award (Highly Commended)
  • Finalist Kenilworth Art Prize
  • Finalist Rio Tinto Alcan Awards


  • ‘Flights of Fancy’ at Pine Rivers Gallery
  • Selected to participate in the Florence Biennale
  • Noosa Regional Gallery ‘Taste of Art’


  • Finalist Lethbridge 10,000
  • Invited to exhibit at Agora Gallery, New York


  • Sheffield International Artists Book Prize , UK
  • Tweed River Regional Gallery ‘CPM National Print Awards’
  • Noosa Regional Gallery ‘Taste of Art’


  • Finalist ‘Stanthorpe Art Prize’ (2 works)
  • Finalist ‘Moreton Bay Region Art Awards’
  • Finalist ‘Kenilworth Art Prize’


  • Finalist ‘Moreton Bay Region Art Awards
  • Awarded a Sunshine Coast Council & Arts Queensland RADF Career Development Grant to study with Northern River artist Michael J.Taylor


  • Open Studios 2011-Working Artist at Booroobin Studio
  • ‘Maryborough Art Festival’ (Highly Commended)
  • Gympie ‘Gold Rush Art Competition’


  • Finalist ‘Moreton Bay Region Art Awards’
  • Finalist ‘RASGO Open National Art Awards’ (Commended)
  • Open Studios 2012-Artist in Residence at Maleny Arts Retreat


  • Finalist ‘Moreton Bay Region Art Awards’
  • Finalist ‘Warwick Art Prize’ (2 works)
  • Finalist ‘Kenilworth Art Prize’ (Mayor’s Prize)


  • ‘Immanuel Lutheran Art Awards’
  • ‘Maleny Art Awards’
  • Zonta ‘Women in Art’
  • ‘Yes Minister’ Gallery 419 RQAS
  • ‘Kenilworth Celebrates’
  • Gympie ‘Gold Rush Art Competition’


  • Finalist ‘Stanthorpe Art Prize’
  • Finalist ‘Warwick Art Prize’ (2 works)
  • COMA – artwork reproduced as a Maleny postcard
  • First in Abstract‘ Murgon Rotary Art Show’
Sample Work

Shoreline (Ink and Collage)

Glenis Gray_Shoreline

Mary River Turtles (Acrylic and Ink)

Mary River Turtles Kenilworth Art Prize Finalist 09

Elaine (Ink)

Elaine All Women Comp 15