Rich Ray Art

Joined Artfinder: March 2016

Artworks for sale: 236

(23)

United States

About Rich Ray Art

 
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    Richard Ray - Abstract Artist - Brookline, Vermont USA

    "Art is like a story. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. The reader or viewer might identify with something in the story or picture. Then, the artwork is like a leaf flowing freely down the river. They can follow it and see where it takes them."

    Rich Ray is a full time artist who resides in Brookline, Vermont. His main focus is abstract painting, photography, and the integration of the two. When it comes to art Rich says “I am always looking for a challenge”.

    This technique has taken Rich several years to master. His process involves several stages. First, he paints the abstract artwork. Second, he photographs the art and other textures from nature. Then he chooses a portrait or nude photograph. And lastly, he downloads all of the different layers into the computer photo editor program. This is where Rich digitally creates the final piece.

    Mr. Ray explains that the new digital technology has helped him bring all of these elements together. He spends many hours moving and arranging the layers, like puzzle pieces. “I know it is finished when I have achieved the right balance. Meaning, the brightest colors, visual textures, and contrast for the final printed original artwork”.

    Mr. Ray states “There is always a story to be told and an emotion to be felt. I want the viewer of my work to feel a connection to each piece I create. I know that the work is successful when this happens. I have done my job as an artist”.

    Rich leaves us with this thought “Art is a marker to let future worlds know we were here. What we were like, our hopes, dreams and beliefs. Art opens our minds, feeds our soul, brings us joy, and questions what is normal?”





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  • Education

    1993 - 1997

    River Gallery School

    1986 - 1987

    La Hoya Center For The Arts

    1980 - 1982

    Napa Valley Art College

  • Awards

    2018

    ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0

    Two of my pieces were selected to appear at the ARTBOX. PROJECT In New York. These selections will be shown on the big screen at the Stricoff Gallery.

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    2017

    ARTBOX.PROJECT BASEL 1.0 - Switzerland

    My art was chosen to be shown on the big screen at ARTBOX.PROJECT BASEL 1.0 Switzerland.
  • Upcoming Events

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    Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0

    Dates: March 5, 2018 - March 17, 2018

    Venue: Stricoff Gallery, 564 W. 25th Street, New York, Chelsea, NY 10001

    The Armory Art Weeks in New York are considered to be one of the most important art events in the international art market. Every year in March, artists, art collectors, gallery owners and many celebrities meet in New York during these days. Andy Warhol was not the only one who became famous in New York, New York is known worldwide for its illustrious community of artists.



    The ARTBOX. GALLERY has very good contacts in the New York art scene, where the ARTBOX. PROJECT is supported widely. The good connections have made it possible for the ARTBOX.GALLERY to rent a very well-known and renowned gallery for two weeks during the Armory Art Weeks in the most important art district of New York. The gallery will be the perfect place for the presentation of the finalists, semi-finalists and all participants! The gallery has a large base of art buyers and is well established in the art community. It is located in the renowned Art Quartier Chelsea.

    Event: The Face Of Love

    Dates: June 23, 2017 - July 31, 2017

    Venue: The Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street Brattleboro, Vermont

    This is a collection of my latest portrait work.

    Event: Face Of Love

    Dates: May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

    Venue: Crowell Gallery, Newfane, Vermont

    This is a showing of my portrait work of 2017.

    Event: Nudes/Rich Ray Art

    Dates: July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

    Venue: Crowell Gallery, Newfane, Vermont

    This is a collection of over fifty of my latest female nudes

    I am an abstract mixed media artist. I have been interested in the arts for as long as I can remember.
    I have worked in all mediums and on most subjects. My favorite medium is the human figure and face.

    Each piece of art is crafted with layers of different textures and mediums. This process has been the focus of my work for the past three years. It involves acrylic painting, photography, inks, oil sticks and pastels. The final art work is designed in a photo editor program. This technology gives me creative freedom to add in my abstract paintings and photography.

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Links


Education

1993 - 1997

River Gallery School

1986 - 1987

La Hoya Center For The Arts

1980 - 1982

Napa Valley Art College


Awards

2018

ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0

Two of my pieces were selected to appear at the ARTBOX. PROJECT In New York. These selections will be shown on the big screen at the Stricoff Gallery.

Show more awardsHide

2017

ARTBOX.PROJECT BASEL 1.0 - Switzerland

My art was chosen to be shown on the big screen at ARTBOX.PROJECT BASEL 1.0 Switzerland.

There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: ARTBOX.PROJECT NEW YORK 1.0

Dates: March 5, 2018 - March 17, 2018

Venue: Stricoff Gallery, 564 W. 25th Street, New York, Chelsea, NY 10001

The Armory Art Weeks in New York are considered to be one of the most important art events in the international art market. Every year in March, artists, art collectors, gallery owners and many celebrities meet in New York during these days. Andy Warhol was not the only one who became famous in New York, New York is known worldwide for its illustrious community of artists.



The ARTBOX. GALLERY has very good contacts in the New York art scene, where the ARTBOX. PROJECT is supported widely. The good connections have made it possible for the ARTBOX.GALLERY to rent a very well-known and renowned gallery for two weeks during the Armory Art Weeks in the most important art district of New York. The gallery will be the perfect place for the presentation of the finalists, semi-finalists and all participants! The gallery has a large base of art buyers and is well established in the art community. It is located in the renowned Art Quartier Chelsea.

Event: The Face Of Love

Dates: June 23, 2017 - July 31, 2017

Venue: The Robert H. Gibson River Garden, 157 Main Street Brattleboro, Vermont

This is a collection of my latest portrait work.

Event: Face Of Love

Dates: May 1, 2017 - May 31, 2017

Venue: Crowell Gallery, Newfane, Vermont

This is a showing of my portrait work of 2017.

Event: Nudes/Rich Ray Art

Dates: July 1, 2016 - July 31, 2016

Venue: Crowell Gallery, Newfane, Vermont

This is a collection of over fifty of my latest female nudes

I am an abstract mixed media artist. I have been interested in the arts for as long as I can remember.
I have worked in all mediums and on most subjects. My favorite medium is the human figure and face.

Each piece of art is crafted with layers of different textures and mediums. This process has been the focus of my work for the past three years. It involves acrylic painting, photography, inks, oil sticks and pastels. The final art work is designed in a photo editor program. This technology gives me creative freedom to add in my abstract paintings and photography.


 

Biography

Richard Ray - Abstract Artist - Brookline, Vermont USA

"Art is like a story. It has a beginning, a middle and an end. The reader or viewer might identify with something in the story or picture. Then, the artwork is like a leaf flowing freely down the river. They can follow it and see where it takes them."

Rich Ray is a full time artist who resides in Brookline, Vermont. His main focus is abstract painting, photography, and the integration of the two. When it comes to art Rich says “I am always looking for a challenge”.

This technique has taken Rich several years to master. His process involves several stages. First, he paints the abstract artwork. Second, he photographs the art and other textures from nature. Then he chooses a portrait or nude photograph. And lastly, he downloads all of the different layers into the computer photo editor program. This is where Rich digitally creates the final piece.

Mr. Ray explains that the new digital technology has helped him bring all of these elements together. He spends many hours moving and arranging the layers, like puzzle pieces. “I know it is finished when I have achieved the right balance. Meaning, the brightest colors, visual textures, and contrast for the final printed original artwork”.

Mr. Ray states “There is always a story to be told and an emotion to be felt. I want the viewer of my work to feel a connection to each piece I create. I know that the work is successful when this happens. I have done my job as an artist”.

Rich leaves us with this thought “Art is a marker to let future worlds know we were here. What we were like, our hopes, dreams and beliefs. Art opens our minds, feeds our soul, brings us joy, and questions what is normal?”





 
 
 
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