Contemporary Art Holdings
 

Ray Hedger

Ray Hedger was born in Swindon, Wiltshire in 1944 and studied at the Cheltenham College of Art and the Central School of Art, London. Apart from a few years setting up a community studio for Swindon Council and a time as Arts and Crafts Director for the US Air Force, Ray has drawn and painted uninterrupted since the age of five. Throughout his career, he has pursued a singular vision, working intensely over the last decade or so from landscape to the female form, without regard for much that is fashionable in present art activity.

‘My concerns are to do with light, colour and those emotions and memories triggered by visual responses. I work directly through drawing, often working on an image several times, doing several versions until it reflects back the initial vision that made me stop and draw. Often memory will add or change things.

I wish to create paintings as objects of contemplation, reflecting the light, emotion, history and beauty of the landscape. Essentially, I am after a reality of the human mind and spirit which I regard as the function of abstraction in art.’

Ray Hedger is dedicated to encouraging the appreciation of art and its practice and gives regular tuition at Cirencester College and in his studio in the Cotswolds, as well as numerous talks and demonstrations throughout the country.


 
Sunshine & Showers
Oil on Canvas
91.5 x 91.5cm
£2000
   
 
August Late Afternoon
Oil on Canvas
122 x 122cm
£2000
   
Warm Evening Crete
Oil on Canvas
91.5 x 91.5cm
£1500
 
Robin's Wood
Oil on Canvas
76 x 152.5cm
£1500
 
Salt Way II
Oil on Canvas
168 x 183cm
£3500