I am a self-taught artist who is able to capture the free wheeling spirit of a Texas cowboy or the majestic beauty of a flying eagle. I especially like to work with "everyday people" who freely share the passion for their life's moment, real or imagined, being illustrated. Generating an illustration is a solitary experience... but is the result of observing and interacting with people. I have had the opportunity to live a variety of life styles ranging from service in a NATO military unit to managing a video/publications production group. Even though an artist recognizes life situations as possible pieces of art, the artist's creativity must be complemented by the subject's energy to complete the experience.

Please review my acrylic paintings, digital illustrations and pencil drawings on the 

following pages. Thanks for taking the time to visit.

© Ray Schmitz 2011  Please let me know what you think/need