About Me

Elizabeth Gray-KingI'm a strange combination of person.  When I describe myself on days I teach project management, I explain that each day, I wear three hats. One is that I'm an ordained minister in the United Reformed Church. Ordained since 1988, my work moved from local ministry to broader ministry, mostly giving project support to the work of the Education & Learning Committee, but also to Safeguarding and Mission.  Another hat is that I'm a project manager in my marrow, and with collegues in our company, Gray-King & Gray, I've been interim manager, research manager, mentor, organisational development supporter and much more.  Now, it's mostly teaching project Management for charities via the Directory of Social Change. 

The third hat, and the one most visible on my website, is that of artist.  I'm known as an artist theologian, using my artwork to illustrate complex concepts and to explain some of my own theological thinking about who God may be and how we may relate to God.

I grew up as an artist and ballet dancer in the United States and received a fine arts degree from George Washington University in 1975. Moving to England in 1977, I was a professional painter and illustrator before being ordained, having been trained at Mansfield College, Oxford. I added one further degree, Education, from Westminster College, Oxford, in 2002, and from then, all three of my hats have been spinning. I also grew up a sewer/crafter and at many individual times, I've designed clothing, from ballet costumes to clothes for women clerics - this may explain my joy of working with fabric and in three dimension in a number of my pieces.

Any day you may find me happily working in a Gantt chart, or prepping for teaching or meetings, or talking at one of my exhibits, or creating an art installation for worship, or having a conversation about a commission.  You might find me at the back of a conference room as Artist in Residence, drawing my interpretation of presentations and discussions. Whatever I do, I can't stop asking my self the question, "what is going on here?" I like that.  The painting in this banner, Brainscape, more or less captures the strange person combination I am.

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