Thursday, March 12, 2009
William Wray (Painter of Blight)
William Wray paints urban-scapes in southern California that show old architecture in a new light.
After studying at the Art Students League in New York City, he worked in illustration, animation and comic books before focusing on plein-air oil painting. It's the time-worn neighborhoods that attract his attention.
"Every time you find an old factory, a rundown dock or an old shack, a developer is sure to be there trying to convince the city it’s time to renovate. Good for the economy, they say, but bad for the painter looking for interesting subjects to paint." - Bill Wray