Ray Goodrow is a watercolorist and strives to capture movement and spontaneity in his work. His personal style reflects the uniqueness of the watercolor medium and its endless possibilities for creative accidents and colorful explosions.
With a background in Architecture and Historic Preservation his subject matter often reflects an interest in the built environment and an effort to capture a sense of time and place. A Texas native, he has taken classes at the Torpedo Factory Art Center and the Chesapeake Fine Arts Studio. He has studied with the Australian watercolorist Joseph Zbukvic and Tim Saternow at the Art Students League in New York.
Ray is a member of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists, the Southwestern Watercolor Society and the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild. He has exhibited in juried shows at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, Gallery Underground, the Crystal Moll Gallery in Baltimore, and Falls Church Arts Gallery. He received Best in Show in the 2020 Torpedo Factory Art Center’s annual Landscape Show at the Alexandria Art League and in 2019 received the Lynn Wilson Memorial Award at the Southwestern Watercolor Society annual exhibition in Dallas. His work was included in the 2019 Spirit of Texas Exhibition organized by the Witte Museum in San Antonio in conjunction with the exhibit “The Art of Texas, 250 Years.” After many years on the East Coast Ray now divides his time between East Texas and Southern Arizona.