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At the “Real Time” exhibition, January 2019. National Association of Women Artists – Massachusetts Chapter. Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont St., Boston, Massachusetts.


Lynn Ray is a contemporary painter who prefers the pure color and luminosity of oil paint. Her inspiration comes from the nature and bliss of living next to the sea. Her paintings explore the push and pull of light, form and space. Whether inspiration takes place indoors or out, the focus of her work celebrates the moment-to-moment experience of seeing the world through a sense of enchantment. Her works captures the vibrant energy and affinity she feels for her subjects.

Ray was born in Southern California and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She settled in New England after serving as a graphic artist for the Marine Corps. During her time in the service she lived in Okinawa, Japan, where she absorbed the culture and the Japanese aesthetic. After her military service, she studied commercial art at the Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

She is art director for two established Scottish interest magazines, published by Neill Kennedy Ray. Before transitioning to work in the publishing field, she worked in the graphic arts field for ten years at a large Boston ad agency.

She lives on a hill by the sea with her husband, Neill, on Boston’s South Shore.

Fine Arts Work Center Returning Residency, Provincetown, MA; 2017 & 2018

Massachusetts College Of Art, Boston, MA
South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA
Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

2019 Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center “Illuminations” Calendar

National Association of Women Artists, juried member
National Association of Women Artists – Massachusetts Chapter
South Shore Art Center, Gallery Artist member since 2017
Hull Artists, Hull, MA, artist member since 2017