Visual artist Jack L. Gray died in West Palm Beach, Florida. Born in Halifax in 1927 and educated at the Nova Scotia School of Art and Design, he studied at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts under Arthur Lismer. He spent several seasons at sea with the dory-fishing schooner fleet out of Lunenburg, sketching and taking photographs of marine scenes. After he moved to New York City, he produced a body of oil-on-canvas works depicting marine settings. After further travels, he returned to Nova Scotia in the 1960s. He wintered in West Palm Beach, where he enjoyed the coastal waters of Florida. His ashes were spread near the entrance of Lunenburg Bay. In 2006, Gray’s work Man at Sea sold at Christie’s for $91,200. (Painting: Doreymen on the Western Bank, by Jack Gray.