Wray, an American artist, is the daughter of an electrical engineer
and her mother an opera singer. She was born in Chester County,
Pennsylvania in 1956. As a child, her mother took her to art classes
at the Chester County Art Association. This experience left a profound
impact on her decision to study art as a vocation. Her father was
instrumental in her decision to study graphic arts as he believed
she would have a difficult time finding employment as a fine artist.
graduated from the Hussian School of Art, Philadelphia PA in 1979.
Here she studied commercial and fine art, and training was based
on a solid foundation of mastering these classic studies: drawing,
painting, illustration, color & design, perspective, photography,
advertising, typography, printmaking and art history. She was a
freelance artist in the late 1980's, and owned a print shop with
her first husband, Thomas Pratt. The marriage ended in 1987. In
1989, she married Angelo Mazzanti (a Marine, former Carlson's Raider)
and in 1990 they moved to State College, PA.
four years, while living in State College PA, (before and then during
the beginning of the time period when desktop publishing was becoming
a reality), Wray was developing her fine art style which she calls
Renaissance of Metaphysical Imagery®. Prototypes
were made for each work from color copies, color photos or film
negatives made in her graphic arts darkroom. In 1990 she visited
Raphael Digital Transparencies in Houston Texas, and Dodge Color
Laboratories in Washington D.C. to study the viability of assembling
the first two prototypes, Brew of Life and Fantasy on computer
first two works were assembled by Dodge Color Laboratories on a
Superset machine that was first developed by the Department of Defense.
Final art was archived on 1" magnetic tape, and then output
as an 11x14 color film transparency.
goal is to inspire you, as I have been inspired by others throughout
the ages. I seek to create beauty, harmony and symmetry giving those
of you who can understand, feel and receive beauty, a form of love.
I like to think along the lines of Jung in that each one is a type
of mandala; the premonition of a centre of personality, a
kind of central point within the psyche, to which everything is
related, by which everything is arranged, and which is itself a
source of energy.
you are interested in terms and technology, most of the art you
see here is now known as tradigital art; mixed media based: traditional
painting, drawing and photography with digital media (software and
tools). The art subjects are printed with archival pigments and
view all the paintings visit
Lisa's gallery here:
or visit her art stores here:
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