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Ray Roberts

Ray Roberts is equally at home in the moist atmosphere of the Pacific Coast and in the dry desert air of the Southwest. He and his artist wife, Peggi, live on a 20-acre “ranchette” in an old California gold rush town. He was brought up in Orange County when it was still mostly orange groves, but after the untimely death of his father and the illness of his mother he was sent to the Orme School in the Arizona desert, a ranch—style boarding school with a strong arts program. He says, “Over the years I’ve become my own artist. I’m constantly searching and evolving. When I go out to paint, whether it’s on the coast, the mountains or the desert, I look for something that speaks to me emotionally, and try to get that communication across. I hope that people can share my vision through the canvas. My paintings are my footprints.” Like many successful artists before him, Ray first pursued a career as an illustrator, establishing a studio in Los Angeles and then Scottsdale, Arizona. He got up the courage to switch to fine art in 1992 and has never looked back. Ray currently teaches figure and landscape workshops across the country and abroad.

Ray and his wife, Peggi, live on a 20-acre ranch in California

Selected Awards

 

2011   Best of Show – Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum

2011   Best of Show – Maynard Dixon Country Invitational, Mount Carmel, Utah

2007   Heritage Award, Irvine Heritage Show, San Juan Capistrano, CA

2966   Best of Show – First Place Oil, Irvine Heritage Show, San Juan Capistrano, CA

2066   Artists’ Choice Award, Laguna Plein Air Invitational, Laguna Art Museum, La

 

 

Selected Exhibitions

2011- 2004   Maynard Dixon Country Invitational, Thunderbird Foundation, Mt Carmel, Utah

2011-2008   California Art Club Gold Medal Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art

2008-1998   Laguna Art Museum Plein Air Invitational, Laguna, CA

2008            One Man Show, Michael Hollis Gallery, Pasadena, CA

2008           Plein Air Painters of America Exhibition, Pasadena Museum of California Art

2088           Plein Air Painters of America Exhibition, Bennington Center for the Arts, Vermont

2008-2001  Exhibitor, North West Rendezvous Annual Exhibition, Helena, Montana

Additional Artwork