Detail from "Angel, after Cabanel"

Detail from "Boat at Sunset"

Detail from "Summit Talks"

Detail from "See the World"

Detail from "Autumn Walk"

Detail from "John Montague"


I am a traditional oil painter with a passion for portraiture, figures, landscapes, and still lifes. Inspired by the Old Masters, my paintings tend to depict quiet, private places with an air of mystery and intrigue.

I paint in the style of classical realism, a form of representational art that exhibits a preference for order, beauty, harmony and completeness, and the representation of nature based on direct observation using traditional methods.

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Alan Douglas Ray, "Lily Pond", 8" x 10", oil on panel, $450.00

Art on the Road

A handful of my paintings are currently on show this month in public and commercial galleries. Taking them to and from these shows feels like the equivalent of dropping kids off at a hockey tournament or music festival. You hope they do well and won't get hurt in the process. And if they find a new home, I'll be delighted. Click on the feature image to read more.