Who am I?

I’m a self-educated Creative Expansionist Painter.

By continuously pushing and evolving my creative understandings -

Beyond the boundaries of any personal complacency -

I grow.

Born:1952

Resides: Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Education:

 2007 Encaustic with K. Dubay, Acrylic with N. Reyner

2005 En-plein-air painting with A. L West and A. Handell

2001 -2000 Art History with N. Kriebl, Museum of Fine Art, Santa Fe,  NM

1997 En-plein-air workshops with R. Roberts, Scottsdale Artists School, AZ

1996 En-plein-air workshops (4) in France (including at Monet's Garden)

1996-1994 Figurative & Still life painting, Scottsdale Artists School, AZ

1980-1983 Printmaking at College of the Redwoods, Mendocino, CA

1969 Sculpture, private study under J. Cartlidge, Sarasota FL

Exhibitions
2014-2010 Independant Artist, Santa Fe, NM

2010-1984 The ArtEXPO, New York, NY

2006 Pride Gallery, 2 person show, Lawton OK

2004-2003 FOCA Artist's Exhibition, group show, Santa Fe, NM

2003 College of Santa Fe Monothon, Santa Fe, NM

2003-1998 La Cienega Studio Tour, Santa Fe, NM

2000-1999 Chalk Farm Gallery, London, England

1996 Galerie Chabin, group show, Paris France

1995 Jackie Lee Art, Taipi, Taiwan

1985-1984 High Point, NC

Professional Experience

2010-1992 Artist for Galleries and Art Publishers, creating monoprints, collage and original paintings on paper and canvas.

2006 Artist Residency, one month, Center for Contemporary Art, Sainte- Colombe -Sur L'Hers, France.

1992-1970 Jewelry Designer:

Freelance designer and model maker for various U.S. manufacturing companies, designer and model maker for Circle Fine Art Corp., various Gallery representation, assorted fine art craft fairs and street artist.

1985-1984 Etching Department Director Phoenix Art Press, Phoenix AZ

Published:

 2010-1993 Posters, images for European and U.S. Modern Art Editions, New York Graphic Society, NY, Verkerie (Holland) and others.

1991 ERTE, Art To Wear-the complete Jewelry published by Dutton Studio Books. Though Raya's name does not appear in this book, 50 of the designs were done by Raya and ERTE signed her work as approval.

Collections:

 First Interstate Bank, Denver, CO

First Interstate Bank, Phoenix, AZ

Jaberg and Wilk Law Offices, Phoenix, AZ

Point Hilton South Mountain, Phoenix, AZ

Point Hilton Tapitio, Phoenix, AZ

Point Hilton Squaw Peak, Phoenix AZ

The Boulders Resort, Carefree, AZ

Mid American Energy, Des Moines, Iowa

IES Industries, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Numerous other private and corporate international collections.

Current Representation: Independant Artist

Raya's Studio
926 Baca Street Studio #6
Santa Fe, NM 87505