Happy Wednesday! March 24th! Just wanted to wish a very Happy Birthday to Illustrator/ Painter/Animator Designer, William Wray, that is today! "After traveling around the world for most of his childhood as an army brat, William (Bill) Wray and his family settled for good in the Costa Mesa/ Newport Beach area. Bill began working in the animation business as a teenager. Mostly self taught and shunning California's conceptually-oriented art schools, he eventually enrolled in the Art Students League located in New York to reinforce his spotty art foundation. After deciding the Fine Art world was too conceptual for the kind of representational work he wanted to do, he went into commercial art. Bill moved on to writing and drawing comic books, as well as animation and illustration. He is well known for his painting style on the Ren and Stimpy Show, his long running monthly strip in Mad Magazine, and his collaborations with Mike Mignola, on Hellboy Jr. Bill currently Divides his time between being an animation director and his Fine-Art oil painting centering around urban landscape work. He resides in Sierra Madre, CA with his linguistically-gifted parrot Mooky. He believes his biggest contribution to society is not having had any children so he can do as many paintings as possible before he' dead" -the artist within
This is a portrait we made in Bill's Amazing studio, a few years back, it is chock full of Amazing stuff, have a look around!
You can see what Bill is currently up to, and pick up his beautiful book, William Wray Abstract on his website here:
Happy Birthday Bill!!!
art © William Wray