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Welcome to 

Ray Harding Fine Art

Its about Passion, Discovery and Imagination

About the Artist and his Work

My Work

My approach to the creative process has now evolved to include traditional painting and drawing techniques with  the images that I create on the iPad.   Most of my finished work is richly textured and semi-gloss finish.

NOTE:   All images are hand drawn and painted with no photo content in the final painting or print. 

Now About Me

Seems like I've had a passion for creating art all my life, which was a gift from my older sister.

Graduating from SFSU with my BA, I set aside my art for a career in the high tech industry.   I jumped back into my passion years ago finding that mixing realism and abstract best suits my character.  After all, It's All About Me (see painting below). 


Tears of Liberty

Mix Media (42x28)


Mixed Media (39.5x26.5)

Amgen 17

Mixed Media (40x28)


(Click on to Enlarge Image and Move Through Gallery)

Timeline and Awards


1968 - 1972 Military (Navy)

1974 - Graduated San Jose City College (AA)

1977 - Graduated San Francisco State University (BA)

1978 - Started Career in High Tech Industry (Bay Area)

1981 - Graduated University San Francisco (MS)

1997 - Moved to Santa Barbara Area

2004 - Moved to Ojai California (present)

2019 - Took Year Off From Working on Art

Awards and Recognition

1973 - Awarded Art Scholarship San Jose City College

1974 - 1977 Numerous Awards and Group Shows Bay Area

1978 - 3rd Place San Jose Museum Regional Show

1997 - Juried Membership Santa Cruz Art League (various shows)

1999 - Juried Membership Santa Barbara Art Association (various shows)

2000 - Joined Ventura Art Association

2002 - Awarded Best in Show (Ventura) - Favorable Reviewed by LA Times

2003 - Solo Show Ventura Art Association

2009 - Best in Show Ojai Museum Show (Ojai Creates)

2009 - Juried Membership Ojai Studio Artist

2012 - Solo Show Ojai City Hall

2014 - 2nd Place Ojai All About Me Show

2017 - Best of Show 80th Santa Paula Art Show

            Voted 1st Place by Peer Artists

            Voted 2nd Place by Public

2017 - 1st and 3rd Place Awards Ventura County Fair (professional division)

2018 - Best of Show 81st Santa Paula Art Show

           Voted 1st Place by Peer Artists

           Voted 1st Place by Public

2018 - 1st Place Award Ventura County Fair (professional division)

2019 - 3rd Place Judges Award Santa Paula Art Show

See What I'm Working On -  Updated as I Create 

"Stools" - Mixed Media - Canvas

Started working on this again after about a year off. 

Update 01/18/2020  I am now working on surface details and texture.  I should complete this painting in early February.  Keep watching.


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