Ray Hassard

by Sarah Judson August 11, 2014

River Promenade, Lyon Artist and instructor Ray Hassard was born and raised in the New York area. Growing up, he attended Saturday classes at the Museum of Modern Art and later studied at Pratt Institute as well as in New York's wonderful museums and galleries. He has gone on to win countless awards and has been featured in many publications. Edge of the Airport Dramatic, unusual compositions juxtapose diagonals, flat planes and notes of bright color. His blog talks about his recent trip to France and is illustrated with photos and about twenty plein air pastels, some of which are shown here. Above is a view at the airport, looking at parked airliners across a field. Below is a museum under construction: "I walked over a pedestrian bridge and found a park where I painted the Confluence Museum, which is under construction, and looks like it will always be." Confluence Museum, Lyon He is currently participating in the Pastel Invitational at the Visual Art Center of Preble County in Ohio. In October, he will offer a one-day immersion workshop in pastels, sponsored by the Ohio Pastel Artists League.

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