As a third generation artist Robin Ray's world is filled with color, texture, form and composition. Her passion for universal themes was fueled by her studies abroad on Chapman's World Campus Afloat sailing around the world studying art, dance, architecture and religion in Africa and Asia. Her bachelor's degree began with 3 years at Montana State, graduating from ASU with a major in visual art and education. Later in life she earned a Masters in Studio Art with an Emphasis in Ceramics from NAU. Robin's certifications range from kindergarten to college. She spent 26 years teaching visual art at Cactus Shadows CCUSD93 and serving as the department chair for the Arts.
Previous to her teaching career she had a gallery that promoted Montana artists and carried the soft sculpture line she designed and cottage manufactured. The line was marketed to boutiques, galleries and arts/craft fairs. At this season in her life Robin enjoys working in her studio and gardens. About 20 years ago she discovered she has a natural ability for painting decorative murals and she paints about one a month. She loves that most of the locations are outdoors in beautiful settings on archways and fireplaces.
To read about the exhibits, competitions, collections and publications that Robin Ray has been featured in, please visit robinrayart.com. Robin considers herself a folk artist with over 200 murals decorating the desert foothills area.