Born in 1971 in the high desert of Nevada, Ray was influenced at an early age by the works of Georgia O’Keeffe, Lawrence Lee and Ed Mell.
Ray spent his youth recreating, with fervor, the vibrant landscapes and subjects by which he was constantly surrounded. After entering and winning numerous school and local art shows, Ray eventually landed at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design.
While there, he developed the acute attention to space and abstract form that was associated with many of his influences, subsequently refining his own visual and conceptual vocabulary. The evolution of his work continues to emerge through his passion, understanding and depiction of the indigenous southwestern people and wildlife in their dramatic environment.
Ray’s work can be found in a myriad of private and public art collections throughout the country, and has been seen in numerous festivals and exhibitions.