Beguiled by Light - an exhibition of recent paintings including still life and impressionist images of the Surf Coast.
Ray has won a number of awards, most recently in 2019 the Knox Rotary exhibition and the Anglesea Art Show best oil.
More recently Ray challenges himself to complete life paintings quickly by painting wet in wet using lots of medium, adopting as many short-cuts as possible utilising large brushes, pre-toned linen, underpainting, then, using his experience in colour mixing and visual knowledge to enliven his images with a painterly approach, to catch a mood. All works are completed in or around two hours, this is often by necessity rather than choice either because of the change in light or availability of time and or model. He likes to distil the simplicity of a subject, the light catching an object, focussing the viewer, happy to leave unsaid as much as possible. Whilst adopting a tonal approach, he is an unashamed colourist, enjoying the application of colour in any painting. This he feels helps keep the artwork modern and pleasing.
Champagne and nibbles, opening Saturday 20th July at 2:30pm
'Dunes, Aireys Inlet', oil by Ray Wilson