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About Me

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I'm Cary.

When my first teachers asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I replied, "I am an artist."  It had already been written into my bones.  Since my youth I have pursued an array of creative endeavors, from creating 30-foot tall fully functioning catapults out of wood, to riding to South America on a giant unicycle, to creating a children's book completely illustrated with my feet.  Each time, I ruled out all the impossibilities. Now, as a professional poet and artist, I strive to crack expectations wide open – others' expectations of themselves and the world as well as my own expectations of my own self and the world.  I do this with the help of imagery often paired with words.  I have published two children's books, two divination decks, a card game, a memoir, and a book of poetry.  I also run a small-scale business which sells my greetings cards designs and vinyl stickers.  Since 2019 I have worked as a professional poet, servicing weddings, events, and busking in downtown Asheville, NC, engaging with walk-up clients by asking questions and typing a poem on a vintage typewriter.

My art business has been designated as a "Trusted Art Seller" with The Art Storefronts Organization, which means you can shop with confidence, and know that I stand behind the quality and value of my products.


I grew up in the woods of Missouri building forts in trees and giant fully functioning catapults that launch rocks hundreds of feet.  Between 2013 and 2018, I traveled through 30 states and all of Central America on a large unicycle.  All of this adventure has filled me to the brim with images I then translate onto the pages.  All of it inspires my inner wild animal to express and create.


I majored in Interdisciplinary Sculpture at the MD Institute College of Art, where I learned welding, woodworking, and ceramics.  Through college and beyond, I honed my skills in drawing, painting, and printmaking, all of which now form the backbone of my artistry.  The style and subject matter I have become known locally for, though, is wildlife drawn with whimsy and collaged onto abstract backgrounds.

career highlights

In 2016, I was invited to design murals for two rooms in the Lost Inn San Gil Hotel in Colombia.  In 2018, I created a 750 sq ft outdoor mural for the City of Charlotte, in Huntersville, NC and in 2019 I was invited back and commissioned a second mural, in Pineville NC.

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Cary Gray, Poet & Artist

Win a Free Copy of PussyCat Tarot!


Hey everyone! I'm giving away one copy of my original concept PussyCat Tarot to one fan of mine this April. ~ You may also choose Oh What a Wild Life Tarot, instead. ~ (Value of $45).
To enter, follow me on instagram @creating.cary, tag a friend, then fill in your name and email address below.
*Even if you already follow me and signed up for e-updates, you can still enter :)
The winner will be announced on Wednesday, April 5th (on the first day of Passover!).

I also have a special prize for EVERYONE who enters,
even if you don't win:

As soon as the giveaway ends,
I will give you a one-time discount to buy anything on my site at 25% OFF!



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Cary Gray, Poet & Artist

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