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Below the Canopy is a collection of portraits by British artist Rachel Gray in collaboration with the Malaysian Ministry of Plantations and Commodities, EXPO 2020 Dubai Malaysian Pavilion and the Malaysia Green Technology Corporation. Rachel is very grateful to have received the support of many sponsors and patrons including world leading US software company Corel Painter and Ms. Read, a Malaysian apparel company, catering to all shapes and sizes of women today. 


The Below the Canopy collection is being exhibited from 1st October 2021 to 31st March 2022 at EXPO 2020 Dubai. The collection was also shown at the British High Commission for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) “Together for Our Planet” event held in Malaysia in November 2021. 


The core aim of the collection is to raise awareness of critically endangered animals in Malaysia. Rachel will also be attending Expo 2020 Dubai to give a series of talks on her work, wildlife photography, and portraiture, women in the creative sector and entrepreneurship. These talks will take place from 7th to 12th February. Tickets will be available at the Malaysia Pavillion, Expo 2020 Dubai.  

For the official Below The Canopy merchandise featuring the all of the collection exhibited please click

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"It is truly remarkable how British artist Rachel Gray captures the essence and presence of wildlife through her art, celebrating their uniqueness and beauty and underlining the importance of protecting these diverse endangered species. She brings them to life, and helps to show us the importance of conserving our precious and vulnerable ecosystem in a hugely impactful way."


Mr. Charles Hay, British High Commissioner to Malaysia


The collection exhibited at the “Together For Our Planet” COP26 British High Commission to Malaysia dinner and event were created by artist Rachel Gray. On display are a diverse selection of her wildlife portraits. This collection also includes pieces from her latest collection “BELOW THE CANOPY”, being shown in the Malaysia pavilion at EXPO 2020 DUBAI (2021 - 2022).


Her collection, in collaboration with the British High Commission, includes many endangered and critically endangered animals, with a strong focus on Malaysian Wildlife. From the majestic Malayan Tiger to the mesmerising Orangutang, her works aim to raise awareness of the incredible creatures we share this planet with. 


Rachel’s work strives to bring animals to the forefront, they aspire to give the viewer a moment, shared with each animal, via digital art. Rachel has traveled extensively to experience these magical moments with the animals she paints, hoping to capture some aspect of these majestic creatures on canvas. She only uses her own wildlife photography as a reference and her works can take anywhere from 80 to 250 hours to paint.


For more details about digital art click             , for Rachel’s past interviews click.           and for further information regarding future collaborations please contact her directly 

(These photographs don't do them justice, plus are 3 x 8 foot each.)

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Absolutely epic to see these animals in the wild!

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A solo exhibition touring Malaysia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia and Namibia.

"Portraits of Namibia" is a two part collaboration, a solo wildlife photogrpahy tour as well as a South East Asia solo exhibtion tour. I had the once and a life time wildlife tour of Namibia, an awe-inspiring tour around Namibia taking my wildlife photography in order to paint a new collection of portraits back at the studio.


This programme promotes Namibia as a tourist destination via "Portraits of Namibia" as well as raising awareness of the absolutely stunning but rare and endangered wildlife of Namibia. 


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A LOCCO and Rachel Gray collaboration, bringing a Live stream interview and much more content in 2021 -  Watch this space!


Check out the Facebook Live interview on the left. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope you do too.

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A two year exhibition with the Four Seasons Hotel Kuala Lumpur, showcasing Rachel Gray's wildlife portraits and abstract oil paintings.


In addition, co-founding the "Emerging Artist Gallery", giving professional Artist's the opportunity and platform to grow and exhibit at luxury level.

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It is a true honour to solely exhibit representing Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth II Commonwealth Canopy at the British High Commission Queen's Birthday celebrations in Malaysia.


A solo exhibition of my wildlife portraits, all of the portraits focused on Malaysian wildlife including many endangered and critically endangered species. 


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First Female British Artist to have a Solo Exhibition at the National Art Gallery, who also celebrated their 60th anniversary.

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It’s as real achievement for Rachel Gray to be the first British female solo artist to exhibit in Malaysia’s National Visual Arts Gallery, particularly in this special year as the gallery marks its 60th anniversary. The historic Malaysian-British relationship is one of modern partnership and mutual respect. Exhibitions like these demonstrate how we can enrich both of our cultures in the spirit of collaboration. I hope that the artistic exchange embodied in today’s exhibition is something that will continue to flourish in both Malaysia and the UK

                                                     Mr David Thomas, Deputy British High Commissioner

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"Captivating many were the incredibly realistic digital paintings by Rachel Gray, a Briton who has travelled extensively across Southeast Asia to photograph wildlife.


The imagery she captured inspires her animal portraits. Displayed at the show were pieces depicting a panda, lion, zebra and a pair of giraffes.

Jermey Tan, The Star Newspaper

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