Ray Massini is originally from the east coast but really found his home in 1997 when he first arrived in Oregon. Also spending time in Arizona
as well as a couple of years on the Big Island of Hawaii it's clear that he draws inspiration from the natural world he surrounds himself
As a self taught artist the body of Ray's work varies from botanical illustrations using pen & ink s...tippling techniques, figurative nudes in graphite and charcoal to large abstract paintings of acrylic, watercolor, alcohol and India inks. The watercolor paint that he chooses to work with is an Oregon product that's actually made from honey creating a smooth rich tone. Ray has shown his work in numerous galleries in Oregon and Hawaii.
Currently Ray lives on 50 acres in McMinnville Oregon with his partner and two dogs. They've converted a 40 foot shipping container into an art studio by cutting out most of the walls and installing floor to ceiling windows and doors.
History Part 2
Fine Art by artist Ray Massini - Description: Alcohol and India ink on stretched canvas. Sealed with archival varnish and UV blockers. These organic shapes have a lot of detail within them. Almost as if they are cellular teeming with life, stirring around and bumping into each other.
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Fine Art by artist Ray Massini - Description: When you are no longer entertained in the entertainment capital of the world. Acrylic on stretched canvas sealed with archival varnish. Custom built floater frame is clear cedar.
Neighborhood Night 1
Fine Art by artist Ray Massini - Description: I feel as though a different being...walking the streets in the light of day vs. the welcomed darkness of night. Ironically more willing to take a risk. More alert and ready for what may come my way. The world looks different at night.
Fine Art by artist Ray Massini - Description: I painted this piece in the middle of summer with autumn on my mind...one of my favorite seasons. The earth tones give me the feeling of harvest time. If you look closely at this painting you will see a silhouette, a woman's bust and a little raspberry. These shapes appeared without intention. Alcohol and India inks on stretched canvas sealed with archival varnish and UV blockers.
Fine Art by artist Ray Massini - Description: Alcohol and India Ink on stretched canvas. Sealed with archival varnish and UV blockers. The wonderful story to this painting is that it was summer when I painted it and I was missing the beach. The painting ended up looking like Sea Glass...BUT a friend of ours was visiting and she looked at the painting and said "there are two people kissing in the top right corner" Now that is all I see when I look at this painting. It is truly one of my favorites..
This piece is currently being displayed at the Bjornson Vineyard tasting room in the Eola-Amity Hills.
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Fine Art by artist Ray Massini - Description: Memories of snorkeling at the Kapoho Tide Pools on the Big Island of Hawaii. Watercolor, India ink on cold pressed watercolor paper mounted on board. Sealed with archival varnish and UV blockers. The floating frame is made of out hemlock.
Fine Art by artist Ray Massini - Description: A parked car.empty. A side street... dark. Oil on stretched canvas sealed with archival varnish. Custom built floater frame made of clear cedar.