Ray was born in Manchester UK and had an interest in art from a very early age, selling his first painting to the milkman for a bottle of orange juice! He studied Graphic Design at Salford and painted mainly in watercolour for several years, holding exhibitions and one-man shows in the North West of England, Salford and London. He ran his own design business for many years before becoming a lecturer in Art at Burton College in Staffordshire. He has always loved teaching and this inspired him to move to France and set up his own Art school, where he teaches people of all ages and try to inspire creativity in others.
Ray still enjoys painting in watercolour, however he has also begun to experiment with different ideas, techniques and materials, including digital media. There, in sunny southwest France, it is an ideal location for finding inspiration in such diverse subjects as starry night skies and the abundance of nature and wildlife. He particularly likes the Red Squirrels there, who, while stealing the walnuts give him so many ideas for new paintings.
Ray‘s other interests of music and science fiction are also an endless source of raw material to inspire his creativity.View Full Bio