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William Wray

Delighted to have received four fabulous new paintings from the acclaimed American contemporary painter, William Wray. They have been added to the site today and are all priced under £1,000, so an ideal opportunity to acquire a piece for your collection!

Prior to becoming a full-time artist, William Wray enjoyed a successful career as both cartoonist and animator, including spells with Disney, Hanna-Barbera and Marvel. Over recent years his focus has turned to paint as a medium for chronicling and reflecting the ongoing changes to the urban landscape of his native California which he knows so well. Abstract and contemporary, Wray’s oil paintings document a world in flux and yet contain a commonality and resonance which transcends parochial categorisation and geographical or topographical boundaries. In avoiding purely nostalgic renderings, Wray challenges the viewer to consider wider socio-political issues through his work.

Wray’s formative experiences were cosmopolitan as the family moved between Maryland, Europe and South East Asia before settling in California. After studying at Art school in New York he eventually relocated to the West Coast where he currently resides. Having been garlanded with critical praise for his exhibitions, Wray now finds his paintings in increasing demand from a worldwide collector base. Whilst his unique blend of urban realism and abstraction is his predominant focus, he is also recognised for his figure, interior and flower paintings. He is a respected member of both the Oil Painters of America and the California Art Club.

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