Hilda Markson Gray
watercolour paintings

Hilda Markson Gray CSPWC, SCA

 Hilda with Tiamo the Dog

Hilda with Tiamo the Dog



Painting is a passion.

I never feel more alive then when I put paint to paper - such joy!

Although watercolour is my main medium , I also paint with acrylics and oils, and do watercolour monoprints.


In  2002 I was elected to The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour (CSPWC)  and  in 1998 to the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA).

Three of my paintings have received first prize awards through the Central Ontario Art Association (COAA). The latest one was for the 2004 First Virtual Show where my painting won the Zoltan Szabo Memorial Award.

I have been an instructor with the Art Gallery of Woodstock since 1995.  I taught Colour and Design at Mohawk College in Hamilton for eight years, as well as Collage and Mixed Media and Commercial Art. 

Since 1995, I have taught numerous watercolour and design workshops for art galleries, arts groups, and privately in London, Tillsonburg, Ingersoll, Brantford and Cambridge.


I exhibit my art at several London venues.

There have been several wonderful mentors and artists who have been an inspiration to me. Notable are  Canadian artists Gery Puley and Joy Orzy and American artists Judi Betts and Barbara Nechis. 

 I enjoy sharing my ideas with my students. It is a thrill for me to see the delight  of discovery that  watercolour brings. There is that "aha" moment that is so very rewarding to them and to me also. With that moment comes a whole new way to relate to the world. This is a gift that remains with us forever.

Painting in my studio or painting plein air (a favourite location is the south of France), I enjoy the challenges and rewards that watercolour offers.

 For a complete list of exhibitions, please go to the Exhibitions and Awards page.