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Cornwall, the extreme south-west corner of England, points like a finger at the Atlantic Ocean. Surrounded by sea, almost an island, it is a remote region, an antique Celtic land with its own centuries-old culture, where evidence of the people who lived here, before recorded history, is everywhere. Their stone circles and crosses, the huts in which they lived and the graves in which they were buried still stand as monuments to their existence. It is not extravagant to claim that their ghosts walk the high moors of this ancient ‘Granite Kingdom’.

Roy Ray is one of the many painters, potters and sculptors, who have been unable to resist the magnetism of this timeless land. It was his contact with the county when he came to live in it in 1974 which renewed and revitalised his love for landscape painting. He has since become one of the few artists who consistently and successfully capture the magic of Cornwall.

Although he finds much of his inspiration in the pre-historic relics of an unknown Cornwall, he remains essentially an artist of today. Like the celebrated Cornish miner of the past, he is not content with what he sees on the surface but digs deep beneath the skin of the land to reveal hitherto undiscovered wealth.

The rich earthy colours he uses, the frequent suggestion of an aerial or bird’s eye view, the recurring shapes that might relate to human forms and his involvement with life drawing, all add up to create works possessing elements of the past and present, if not the future as well. While his compositions probe pre-history, geology and geography, they also reflect his quest for understanding. But the most enduring and appealing quality in his work is his gentle approach to painting. Whether exploring the mystery of Cornwall’s standing stones or attempting to come to terms with its constantly changing climate, he does so with the quiet persistence of Cornish ‘'mizzle’—its mist and rain—eroding any possible resistance with a tranquil charm, and cleverly concealed strength, that conquers all.

Frank Ruhrmund

Roy Ray was born in 1936 and moved to St. Ives in 1974. He was Principal of St. Ives School of Painting from 1977 – 2000, later becoming a Founder Trustee of the School’s Trust. He is a member of the Newlyn Society of Artists and Founder Member of Porthmeor Printmakers and St. Ives Archive. He has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout Europe and is held in many public collections including St. Thomas’s Hospital, London, Falmouth School and Allied Irish Bank.

Roy Ray: Deep Cadmium Red/S Form Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Two Forms: Diptych Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Horizontal Form Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Solar Red II Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Deep Cadmium Red/S Form
mixed media on canvas
89 x 89 cm
Two Forms: Diptych
mixed media on canvas
84 x 140 cm
Horizontal Form
mixed media on canvas
89 x 89 cm
Solar Red II
mixed media on canvas
89 x 89 cm
Roy Ray: Solar Red III Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Kilkenny Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Mar 05: Solar Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Feb 05: Two Forms Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Solar Red III
mixed media on canvas
91.5 x 91.5 cm
Kilkenny
mixed media on canvas
89 x 89 cm
Mar 05: Solar
mixed media on canvas
75 x 75 cm
Feb 05: Two Forms
mixed media on canvas
71 x 71 cm
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Roy Ray: Solar Red Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Horizontal Form II Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Aug 05: Ochre and White Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK Roy Ray: Coastline Campden Gallery, fine art, Chipping Campden, camden gallery, contemporary, contemporary arts, contemporary art, artists, painting, sculpture, abstract painting, gloucestershire,  cotswolds, painting for sale, artwork for sale, modern art gallery, art exhibitions,arts gallery, gallery art, art gallery UK
Solar Red
mixed media on canvas
61 x 61 cm
Horizontal Form II
mixed media on canvas
56 x 56 cm
Aug 05: Ochre and White
mixed media on canvas
89 x 89 cm
Coastline
mixed media on canvas
58.5 x 58.5 cm

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