Neville Le Ray was born in Guernsey in 1939, and his interest in art and painting came to the fore very early in his life.
He was educated locally at the intermediate school (now the Grammar School) and his work was shown at the Island’s Eisteddfods – achieving first-class certificates.
On retirement from a busy career in 1994, he picked up his brushes again, and his watercolours and pastels were shown in various exhibitions in Guernsey. In the same year, he was invited to show examples of his work at the Channel Island galleries and his debut was very successful he became a resident artist at the venue for some 15 years. The gallery celebrated the 50th anniversary of the liberation with 40 of his works on display, resulting in a near sell-out.
When Channel Island galleries closed, he was invited to exhibit at The Coach-house Gallery, where his paintings continue to be permanently on display.
There is no doubt that his work shows evidence of the influence of Turner and the Impressionists. Neville’s paintings have proved to be popular with local collectors and visitors alike. Examples of his work to be found in the Channel Islands, the United Kingdom, Europe, North America and as far away as Russia, Australia and Hong Kong.
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