Made with Xara Ray D. Lamb In the late 1960’s Ray went to Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles. He knew he could not dabble at painting and not wanting to be a starving artist or play the artist agent games, popular at the time, he had no choice, he stopped painting. In 2011 the economy forced Ray to close his Real Estate office after more than 25 years.  Art has always been on his mind and now he could pursue it. His old paint, brushes and works were brought out of storage even though he had told his wife to throw them out 35 years before. Space was cleared and off he went to continue his artistic journey. He works in oils with special attention to archival quality materials and enjoys of wide variety of subjects and styles. His water themed painting are inspired by what he sees and photographs on his scuba diving adventures.  As a second generation Californian, raised in the southern CA mountains, the diverse landscapes also inspire paintings.