Ray Ward

Born in Comox, BC, and currently residing in Nanaimo, Ray spent a great deal of his youth drawing, painting, and being outdoors. A graduate of Capilano College’s commercial art program, Ray changed his focus to fine art and has been displaying his work in galleries since 1998. His work can be found in private collections in Canada, the USA, Europe, Asia, and Australia and has been published in several magazines.

Vancouver Island never ceases to provide Ray with inspiration. The West Coast in particular has grabbed his attention, from the rugged beauty of its rocky shorelines and weather-worn trees, to the wide sandy bays and ever-changing tidal pools, to the calm coves and estuaries. “I enjoy the challenge of trying to capture the effects of fleeting light and atmosphere, such as the drama of a passing storm or the radiance of a winter sky moments before the sun sets.”

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