Raymond will be available to answer any questions about his artwork during Ventura ArtWalk 2014.
Ray Harris was born near Hannibal Missouri, in 1952 and moved with his family often before settling in Texas. His father, Joe, worked for N.A.S.A. and helped “put a man on the moon.” His mother, Thelma, raised six children and encouraged Ray’s interest in the Arts at an early age.
In 1970, Ray moved to Southern California and received a B.F.A. from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. He continued his studies by traveling extensively and developed a tendency to paint en plein air and from life. Ray also has worked as an artist in the film industry on feature films since 1978.
“It has been a rewarding journey, making new friends along the way, teachers, models, and fellow artists, all sharing a common goal; to keep the spirit of painting and learning alive. I am challenged by an inner search for good design, color and drawing.
Working in a variety of locations and painting from life, to me, is the most rewarding. Whether it is, a portrait, landscape, seascape, or genre painting, I am searching for my individual vision of the subject. The paint surface and design of the color shapes sometimes take precedence over a rigid copy of the subject. I love to paint.”