Adrian Gray


Two of Adrian's sculptures will be installed in August.

  

Adrian Gray is the pioneer of stonebalancing art. He is a regular feature of the summer season here in Lyme Regis, as holidaymakers and locals enjoy watching him demonstrate his art on the main town beach.



 

 

 

Adrian started balancing rocks about 14 years ago when he was recovering from a prolonged illness. He discovered that the process had a calming, meditative quality, both for himself and for people watching him practise. He started photographing the transitory balances to capture their beauty and, having built up a portfolio of images, decided to try and make a living through this unusual art form. He now sells prints of his work as well as commissioned pieces for permanent display in clients’ gardens (these works are fixed in place for permanence and safety).

Adrian has enjoyed increasing exposure over the last few years in the national media. Most recently, his creation of ‘Trust in Nature’, a five-metre high sculpture made of Bodmin granite, appeared on BBC1’s early evening magazine programme, The One Show,  and he also made a stonebalancing sculpture for the garden of a new house featured on Channel 4’s Grand Designs. His other TV appearances include Coast, Country Tracks and Escape to the Country. 

Adrian’s book, ‘The Art of Stonebalancing’  was published last year and contains more than 150 pages of gorgeous photos of his work in colour and black and white. Most of the images are his own, although he has also worked with several professional photographers.  The book has sold well at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, where Adrian has appeared for the last two years.

 ‘The Art of Stonebalancing’ is priced at £25 and contains a stunning collection of photographic prints.It is available online at www.stonebalancing.com