Ray’s discerning eye for landscapes and natural forms most likely grew out of his love of nature, which developed at an early age. He spent large parts of his teenage years out of doors on adventures—hunting, fishing and trapping in the beautiful boreal forest of Northern Ontario.
Ray calls Alberta his home now and has been experimenting with landscape photography for many years.
In 2008, he collaborated in the publication of a small book of Haiku poems and photos entitled Haiga Moments. His photos were featured in the book and received positive reviews from both Daily Haiku and Book Review. Ray collaborated with a number of provincial artists on a project that combined mixed media art featuring landscapes from across Canada. A book of the paintings was released in 2012 and now is being re-released with a few added pages in conjunction with the publishing of the art featured in Our Canada magazine Dec/Jan 2019 Issue.
Ray is now pursuing writing and publishing short stories as well as his first full length novel Blood Cove.