Ray has made two art instruction films with APV - 'Capturing Estuary Moods' and 'Capturing Coastal Moods'. His paintings can be found in private collections and galleries all over the country as well as abroad. In 2006 he was elected an Academician in the South West Academy and was a member of the St Ives Society of Artists from 1999 - 2018.
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"Ray is known as a mixed media artist and he works like a conductor bringing in the various parts of the orchestra to provide tone, shade and colour, highlighting the violins here, backing them up with woodwinds and cellos, adding colour with the brass and then using tympani to bring the whole thing to a crescendo. I should also say that Ray not only makes this look the most natural thing in the world, but also easy. It isn't, of course, and it's his supreme confidence and virtuosity that allow him to achieve what he does."
Extract from a review of 'Capturing Coastal Moods' DVD by Henry Malt.