New Artwork featuring Bob Ray

Posted by: Megan Campbell on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

The Chamber's TD Bank Gallery is now lined with beautiful new artwork! 

On display are watercolor and watercolor pencil pieces by Robert “Bob” Ray.

Bob began painting as a child and by age eight was painting large canvases with balance, proportion and color. He has innate artistic ability and as an undergraduate at Furman studied with Tom Flowers. After starting his law practice, he put aside his brushes. Fortunately, several years later he began painting again at the encouragement of well-known watercolor teacher Pat Grills. Originally from Atlanta, Bob has made his home in Greenville for nearly 30 years.

Bob believes a work comes alive when it connects with a viewer. He states, “A picture needs to be a source of wonder, to provide a fresh experience with a long forgotten memory.” Many of Bob’s works are of barns, backyards, or ordinary moments in life like two friends sitting on a front porch. Yet each work in its own way links us to our own unique, and may long forgotten, heritage.

Bob is a graduate of The Westminster School, Furman University (BA), Clemson University (MBA) and Mercer University School of Law (JD). He has been practicing law since 1973. Painting, however, has been a lifelong passion. Bob is a member of the National Watercolor Society, the South Carolina Watermedia Society, and Greenville’s Metropolitan Arts Council.

 

Thanks to the Metropolitan Arts Council for providing the beautiful exhibit.

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