Ray Hendershot AWS, NWS
The Pennsylvania countryside, its inhabitants and their way of life provide the subject matter for this watercolor and acrylic artist. Ray is highly regarded for his detailed rural landscapes and antique still lifes. However, he explains, the real subject of his work is not the aging farm buildings, the rustic old mills or the antiquated crocks and jugs. The real subject is their surfaces. " I am intrigued by the texture of a crumbling stone wall, the splintered wood of an old wagon or the way the light reflects off a piece of hand- turned stoneware...the signs of wear and hard use. How many stories they have to tell!"
"I feel blessed and honored to be an artist. For more than 60 years, I have had the privilege and pleasure of recording, in paint, my thoughts and feelings about the world around me and the things that have touched my life. If, by doing so, I have touched the lives of others, then my mission as an artist has been fulfilled."
We are deeply saddened by Ray's passing in June of 2019. He is fondly remembered, and greatly missed.
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