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Wade Ray

 (20/21st century)
Wade Ray is active/lives in Illinois, Wisconsin / Bahamas.  Wade Ray is known for figure, landscape and marine painting, teaching.

Biography   Wade Ray

Chicago born artist Wade Ray speaks candidly about his approach to painting; "I paint on site responding to the immediacy of varying light and color. I work against my eyes to avoid copying the likeness of what I see.  I'm more interested in capturing the essential elements such as shape and color.  Very often, I create paintings upside down. If I'm painting a person, I'll start with the legs, giving the figure a lot of movement. Painting upside down lends spontaneity to what I do. Painting occurs as you paint; you must find ways to immerse yourself in the process." Ray admires abstract painters like Frank Stella, "because he makes us focus on shape and color."

Ray "has paints, will travel," moving between local scenes in D   ...  Displaying 750 of 2272 characters.

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