Who is Ray Swirsky?
Ray Swirsky AFCA ASA
Ray started his painting career in Calgary, spending three years in weekly classes from 2014 – 2017 studying and learning the fundamentals of light, value and intensity under the direction of Michael Downs, World renowned Artist & Art instructor at Kensington Art, before emerging as a full time artist in the fall of 2017.
When working from his home studio or painting plein air, his focus always remains on improving his skill development each time he sets brush to canvas or panel.
Working with both brush and pallet knife he creates works that vary in detail from fine realism to a looser, almost abstract, style of realism.
Having grown up in the small town of Kimberley, BC, Ray has never lost his connection with nature. His love of the mountains, landscapes and large animals can be seen in the bulk of his paintings.
Ray is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists (AFCA) and the Alberta Society of Artists (ASA). In his short career, Ray’s work has been well received into many juried exhibitions with works being sold throughout Canada, USA, and the UK.
Having been selected to be an exhibiting artist at the Artists’ Studio at the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede in 2019 (And again this July 2021) is one of Ray’s most landmark moments in his career to date. Ray’s work is currently available at The Painted Moose Studio in Bragg Creek, The Artist Collective Store in Deer Run, Calgary (beginning July 2021) and also online at this website and many others.
PRINTS are available on selected large works. Contact Ray directly for details.
Free shipping in Alberta. Shipping cost elsewhere is quoted per order.
Call 403-404-6692 anytime to book your own private viewing of Ray’s work at the Painted Moose at Bragg Creek or in Ray’s home studio in Calgary.
Commission requests are always welcome in both oil and pencil work.