Ray is a well-known West Country artist who has held many successful solo exhibitions, as well as showing in group exhibitions including the R.I., R.W.A. and the South West Academy. He is author of seven books and is a regular contributor to art magazines.
He also tutors painting courses in Devon, Cornwall and Scotland and has made two art instruction films. Ray is a strong advocate of painting en plein air, his main objective being to capture the mood and ‘spirit’ of a place. Living on the coast at Exmouth, it is little wonder that the wide-open spaces of sea, estuary and sky have been the main spring of his art for over three decades.
He was elected an Academician in the South West Academy in 2006.