"My paintings are acrylics on wood panels. I am fascinated by organic form and color. My subjects are mostly plants, especially trees. In doing my art, I find that other organic forms, frequently suggestive of animals and people, subliminally appear in the paintings. I call this emergence of form, as others have, biomorphic art - literally “life-form” art."
Ray is a dear, old friend. Since retirement four years ago, he has painted in acrylics. He was a botany professor at Howard University for many years. Thus his painting tend to reflect plants.
My first painting of his:
|WINTER ROSE HIPS, CORAL SEA|
"The vermillion rose hips of the multiflora rose in the field across the street from my studio in Milton, Delaware, are presented here like sea urchin eggs dispersed in a tropical sea."This painting, though I loved it, I gave to Bill Murphy for his drab living room. He loves it. It's quite large:
|ARROWLEAF - EARLY MORNING LIGHT|
"Sunlight passes through the diaphanous expanding leaf blades of the arrowleaf plant. These are growing in the swamp across the street from my studio in Milton, Delaware."
This last painting I got at his art fair. I just couldn't resist:
"Smartweed is a plant of late summer into the fall. This work is of smartweed and light along the Rio Grande River south of Albuquerque, New Mexico."