Gary Ray oil on board painting of an adobe at night. Oil on a carved piece of wood, which also acts as the frame. 12 x 17.
Gary Ray was born in Venice and is a 4th generation Californian. Primarily self taught, some of his greatest artistic influences have come from the works of Edgar Payne, and Hanson Puthuff.
Ray paints plein-air images of the Southern and Central California coastal regions and inland areas. Being a working, traveling drummer since the age of 18, he has had the opportunity to tour the great cities, and museums of Europe. This exposure has had an influence on his artistic outlook.
Ray is also heavily involved in Arts and Crafts collecting, and restoration of various Arts and Crafts items. Ray has exhibited widely in Southern and Central California. (from the website of the artist.)