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Ray Braun

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Shoreline, Washington USA
$350 - $1200
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Biography
Ray Braun's talent and creativity brings life to the memories of those you love. A commissioned portrait to celebrate or honor a person's life will be treasured for a lifetime! Ray has been drawing or painting since he discovered the joy of art in 3rd grade. He studied graphic design and illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and has operated his own graphic design / illustration business for over 36 years. He enjoys creating portraits of people, furry friends (pets) and landscapes. But bringing joy to others through his portraits is what he loves best. Ray says, "Portrait painting is about capturing a likeness, a personality and a mood. I love life and am fascinated by the beauty in the endless array of faces around me. Each person is precious and unique. I love getting to the point in a painting when an image "comes to life" right before my eyes. Bob L. review: "Our first response was awe as we viewed the painting. It was breathtaking to see." RM: "Made me cry." . . .
Creator Of
Physical Artwork
Speciality
Realism capturing the essence and personality of the sitter. A touch of humor if I can work it in.
Preferred Medium
Oil
Education / Training
American Academy of Art, Chicago. Boise State University, Idaho. School of Visual Concepts, Seattle
Favorite Art Style
Representational. I admire the classical artists of the past and present.
Interests / Fun Facts
I have a photography background and love being out in nature and observing God's creation.
Years of Experience
36
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