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Ray Balkwill

Ray sketching in Camperdown Creek

Born in Exeter, Ray graduated from Exeter College of Art, thereaftermaking a career in advertising as an Art Director. In 1990 demand for his paintings led him to give up his job to become a professional artist. He has held numerous successful solo exhibitions, as well as showing in group and open exhibitions including the R.I., R.W.A. and the South WestAcademy. In 2006 he was elected an Academician in the South West Academy and was a member of St Ives Society of Artists for over twenty years. He is the author of seven books, is a regular contributor to art magazines and has also made two art instruction films. Ray is a strong advocate of painting en plein air and his main objective is to capture the mood and ‘spirit’ of a place. Living as he does on the coast, it is little wonder that the wide-open spaces of sea, estuary and sky have been the mainspring of his art.

Current work available

Sunset on Exe mixed media painting

Ribbon of Gold

Mixed Media

55 x 53 cm

White frame (glazed)


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