Background:Birth Place: MelbourneVictoria Year: 1960Language Group: GunnaiCountry: East GippslandRay comes from the Gunnai people and is mainly self-taught, he became involved in painting through and introduction to the late Lin Onus in the early 70’s.Since the mid 80’s Ray has been researching his Gunnai peoples myths, legends and traditional designs and markings held in the archives of museums. Of significant influence and inspiration has been the work and career of the late Lin Onus around 1974 during what he called his ‘landscape’ days. From this meeting a spark was ignited in Ray to painting the country in the western landscape tradition.His work has developed and evolved into a more personal style that combines contemporary sensibility, incorporating traditional Gunnai designs and imagery.His new works display and extraordinary technical skill level and a mastery of both oils and acrylics media, but most importantly they belie a confidence and serenity of a mature artist, content in his achievement of learning culture to the extent that he is now able to shown his peoples story’s through his art for all to see.
Title: ButterfliesMedium: Print with matt board finishDimension: 40cms w x 30cms hPrice: AUD$150.00 ConvertID: RAT009
Title: GoannaMedium: Print with matt board finishDimension: 30cms w x 40cms hPrice: AUD$150.00 ConvertID: RAT008
Title: Woman Dancing BrolgaMedium: Print with matt board finishDimension: 20cms w x 25cms hPrice: AUD$68.75 ConvertID: RAT003
Title: GoannaMedium: Print with matt board finishDimension: 20cms w x 25cms hPrice: AUD$68.75 ConvertID: RAT004
Title: KoalaMedium: Print with matt board finishDimension: 20cms w x 25cms hPrice: AUD$87.50 ConvertID: RAT006