About Ray

Ray received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana, and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he majored in industrial design.

He has worked as an industrial designer, an architectural designer, and a commercial artist. He is a signature member of the North East Watercolor Society.

Ray is well known for his watercolor paintings and pencil drawings of the Adirondack Mountains of New York State, Ocracoke Island and the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and the Down East Maine coast.

Since 1991 he has shown his work and received awards at numerous national watercolor exhibitions including:

  • The National Exhibition of American Watercolors at the Arts Center in Old Forge, New York
  • The Salamgundi AWS International Show
  • The Pennsylvania National Watercolor Show
  • The Kentucky National Show

Philosophy 

Ray says: "The artist has to stand there and look, or imagine, with a deeper eye. Dig in, look deeper into the subject. Look at relationships as well as color and value, composition, size, light and dark, but also at what you want to say, and don't be afraid to say it. Seeing beyond just looking is a process that goes along with all aspects of life."

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