Featuring the Best of the Best

Gray Owl Gallery represents a variety of styles and mediums

Discover artwork that speaks to you and looks great in your home or business in New Paltz, NY, by perusing the pieces created by our four featured artists.

Mira Fink

Focused on expressing her deep love of nature through art, Fink invites you to take a break from the chaos of life and remember the little things that are important. Learning to love nature by earning her bachelor’s degree in environmental and forest biology, Fink realized she couldn’t shake her desire to create artwork. After being offered several scholarships, Fink decided to take her love of art seriously and studied at the Woodstock School of Art before being accepted into the Jane Burr House for Artists. She continued studying botanical illustration at the Institute of Ecosystem Studies and later earned her BFA in painting and MS in education from SUNY New Paltz. After teaching in the public school system, Fink realized that was not her calling and now works as both a professional artist and part-time art teacher.

Joan Albaugh

Influenced by the Nantucket scenery, light composition and the feeling of isolation, Albaugh set out the capture that mood when she moved to the area more than 20 years ago. Exploring the world of isolated homes through art, Albaugh is continually led back to showcasing her passion on canvas—even though she also enjoys working with other materials. Usually starting a new body of work over the winter months, Albaugh gathers inspiration from how the shorter days lend themselves to long and sharp shadows.

Katherine Gray

Producing mainly watercolors, Gray finds her artistic thrill painting en plein air, a French expression which translates to “in the open air” and describes painting outdoors. Depicting landscapes and seascapes showcasing the rocky Maine coast, Gray has earned a variety of accolades and memberships into many organizations including the National Association of Women Artists, the American Artists Professional League, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Inc. in NYC, the Northeast Watercolor Society, the New Jersey Water Color Society and the Philadelphia Water Color Society. Although Gray is primarily a watercolorist focusing on depictions of the land and sea, she also enjoys making abstract compositions and using pastels and oils.

Robert Frazier

Taught by his mother to draw and paint at the age of 12, Frazier eventually became a student of Philip Burnham Hicken in the 70s. After joining the Artists Association of Nantucket later, Frazier held his first solo exhibition at The Little Gallery in 76 and continues to showcase his art. He is currently the Curator of Exhibitions at AAN, manages the permanent collections and oversees daily exhibitions.