Ray McNeice creates acrylic and watercolour works that capture the emotion, beauty and movement of the world around us.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Educated at the Ontario College of Art, Ray has had a 46 year career as a Graphic Design Professional and Creative Director in Toronto.
He and his wife moved to Stouffville in 1983 where they joined a nascent group of painters en plein air. This pursuit filled his need to draw and paint from life that was missing in his advertising design career.
Ray developed a painting style that is a product of his long career in graphic design… a concern for shape and form, eye movement and spatial relationships.
His medium of choice has been transparent watercolour. Ray likes its brilliance, its immediacy and its transportability. This transportability has allowed Ray and his wife to paint across Canada and in Europe during their travels.
His work has a sense of movement leaning toward an objective abstract approach. Painting with controlled washes, working smoothly with an eye toward the balance of forms and shapes give his work its distinctive character.
He also works in acrylic in his home studio in order to reinterpret his studies from life on a larger scale.
He has participated in a number group and juried exhibitions at Latcham Art Centre, solo exhibitions at The Beacher Café in Toronto, The Kent Farndale Gallery in Port Perry and has been a member of the Stouffville Studio Tour since 2002.
This will be his second appearance as a guest on the Uxbridge Studio Tour.
Ray is a strong advocate for the visual arts community in York Region sitting as Board Chair of Latcham Art Centre and the Stouffville Studio Tour.
Studio 23 - Indoor & Outdoor Tour
For 2022 Ray will be welcoming guests to view his work at the indoor and outdoor studio of Bert Liverance in rural Goodwood, along with fellow guest artists Julia Spittel and Margaret Grandison.
If you would like to purchase a piece of Ray's work contact Ray directly through his website, by email, or by giving him a call.
Studio 23 - 2409 Concession 4 South, Goodwood
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