Ray challenges himself to complete life paintings quickly by painting wet in wet using lots of medium, adopting as many short-cuts as possible; utilising large brushes, pre-toned linen and under-painting.
Then using his experience in colour mixing and visual knowledge to enliven his images with a painterly approach, to catch a mood.
All works are completed on site in a relatively short period, this is often by necessity rather than choice either because of the change in light or availability of time and or model.
He likes to distil the simplicity of a subject, the light catching an object, focusing the viewer, happy to leave unsaid as much as possible.
Whilst adopting a tonal approach, he is an unashamed colourist, enjoying the application of colour in any painting.
This he feels helps keep the artwork modern and pleasing.