About the Artist
Hi, my name is Ray, I was raised free range on a farm in east county Mayo.
I studied Animation at DLIADT in Dun Laoighaire, county Dublin, graduating in 2000. I am a formative member of the Guerrilla animation design collective,”The Delicious 9,” and am a predominantly self-taught traditional and digital painter with over 13 years experience delivering art work to the international animation industry. I work outside in the landscape and from a space at the Custom House Studios in Westport. Inspired as much by concept art, illustration, music and movies, the landscape, still life and portraiture genres I practice the Plein Air discipline of painting as a method of gaining first hand experience of nature and light. I am motivated by the natural world and seek to transcribe the non-verbal experience of nature as objectively as possible while being fully aware of the impossibility of such a task. Im interested in making eloquent silences for a sound track of your choosing. Thank you for taking the time to read, Ray