About Chris

Chris Ray was born in Historic Flat Rock, NC.  His father was the author of a published, historical book and his mother was a 

photographer and writer for the local newspaper.  It was the influence from the talent of both parents that led to 

his interest and desire to evolve into the artistic world.

Most of his work is drawing, but he has been doing mixed media and metal sculpting, as well.  His preferred 

medium is charcoal, but graphite, conte, colored pencil and acrylics are also used.

"My purpose is to express my personal perspective of each subject I draw.  Having grown up in a historical area, I have

always been intrigued by the local architecture.  Each structure or subject seems to have a personality of its own.  I feel it 

is my purpose to bring that characteristic to life and present it onto paper or canvas.

I believe art should have educational purposes, but I also hold to the belief that each piece should speak to 

individuals in a personal and spiritual way.  After viewing a work of art, a person should come away with a sense of 

having been elevated to a place higher and greater than when they first arrived".   


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