About the artist:
Richard Ray was born in Dallas, residing at Buckner Orphans Home from age 6. He is a 5th generation Texan, a great grandfather, O.M. Roberts, was governor of Texas and founded the University of Texas in Austin.
From earliest memories, art was a favorite subject in school. Richard’s paintings are often inspired by White Rock Lake, a beautiful city lake in the middle of Dallas minutes from his home. Portraits, nature, memories and imagination are other themes he expresses through art.
Richard’s interests and talents are diverse, common for a Gemini. He plays guitar and harmonica (almost any instrument), has written songs, loves to hunt with his metal detector recently published an 84 page book featuring his art and stories about the Moon.
Richard and wife, Marty, a ceramic artist, often collaborate on pottery and paintings. Their home studio is open to the public each Fall as part of the White Rock Lake.