William Wray has lived in California most of his life and studied painting at the Art Students League in New York.
Making his living as a cartoonist who specialized in painted subjects, he spent many years coalescing a eclectic array of art styles, ultimately finding his voice in a contemporized reflection of traditional California regional painting that focus on humble subject matter rarely considered as fine art.
Wray blends traditional skill sets of realism and the sheer energy of abstract expressionism in an ongoing evolution to find the balance between two seemingly unrelated styles. Wray has challenged himself to create a brand of realistic expressionism he hopes to use a bridge into the customarily circumspect contemporary art world.
Designed Toy Releases
These are toys designed by William.
Toy Series Participation
These are toys that William has lent his design skills to.
These are one-off, or very limited, pieces.
- Piece(s) for In Service of Monsters, 2015
- Pieces for With Smiles on Our Lips, 2015
- Piece for Playboy Redux II, 2011