Ray was born and raised in Montana.
He lived in the Pacific Northwest for many
years where he started his professional art career.
Ray moved to Santa Barbara in 1997. He is known for his wonderful
watercolors which capture the essence of each subject he paints.
His work has captured the eye and the heart of his collectors
and we are proud
to present his latest collection of new paintings.
Ray is a Signature Member of
California Watercolor Association.
American Society of Marine Artists.
Artist Member of California Art Club.
Eastern Montana College (1971)--Art Education
Private Studies and Workshops: Alvaro Castagnet, Joseph Bohler,
Jerry Stitt, Deanne Lemley, Charles Reid, and William Ryan
SCAPES Honorable Mention (2002)
Winsor Newton Award (2002) Central Coast Watercolor Society
Samena Nautica (1998) Honorable Mention, (1999) Third Place,
(2004) First Place
Santa Barbara Art Walk Award of Merit, Honorable Mention (1998,
Foss Maritime Calendar--1994 and 1997
Edmonds Art Festival (1984)--Gracie MacKay Award
Kindred Gallery (1983)--People's Choice Award
Tacoma Boat Show (1984)--Honorable Mention
Mercer Island Art Festival (1983)--Honorable Mention
If you are interested in purchasing
a painting or learning more about
Ray Hunter's work please contact the Waterhouse Gallery by
phone: 805.962.8885 or