Gray S. Dodson is Tidewater born and bred, and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Since moving to Nelson County in 1995, she has been a full time painter, working onsite throughout the United States, Canada, Curacao, France, Italy and Mexico. Her work is represented in numerous corporate and private collections across the country including the U. S. State Department. Dodson’s paintings have hung in the United States Embassies in Panama and Guyana. She has been awarded fellowships at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Vermont Studio Center in addition to a painting fellowship from the Virginia Commission for the Arts. Her affiliations include The Washington Society of Landscape Painters,, and The McGuffey Art Center in Charlottesville, VA. Her work is featured in “Sunday Drives, Cruising the Back Roads of Amherst & Nelson Counties” and “100 Plein Air Painters of the Mid-Atlantic”. She served as the artist member of the Virginia Art & Architecture Review Board from 2010-2014.