Verticality is one of the pastels in the Pastel Invitational at the Visual Art Center of Preble County, Eaton Ohio. 8 other artists are represented and the show is well worth the drive. Through August 15, 2014.



An Afternoon Walk, an oil on canvas, was purchased by


McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital trust as part of


the Healing Art program. On view at the hospital in Oxford Ohio, 


it is the second purchase award from McCullough-Hyde,


and I am very grateful to them.





I am excited to announce that "The Path to Giverny" was chosen for

one of the top awards in Pastel Journal's annual Top 100

competition: the Pastel Journal Gold Medal. The actual issue

with all the paintings will be out in March 2014. 








The October/November issue of Plein Air magazine includes a

feature article about Ray's pastels and oils.




Good Lookin' Hay was awarded 3rd Place by judge Paul Hamilton in


the 2013 Ohio Plein Air Society competition, and also garnered the


Artists' Choice award. Thank you, fellow artists and OPAS!



Painting Indiana III: Heritage of Place is the new book from IPAPA


with 100 artworks from around the state. The paintings, including


two of mine, will be touring Indiana for a year, beginning in Lafayette January 2014. 




























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