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Beguiled by Light: Ray Wilson

29 January 2021 - 7 March 2021


Artist(s): Ray Wilson

Location: Boadle Hall

Presented in Boadle Hall, Beguiled by Light brings together new and recent paintings by Essendon artist Ray Wilson, focusing upon local scenery, domestic still lives, and floral arrangements.

Ray has lived in Essendon for 36 years, and has been painting seriously for the last 25 years. He enjoys tonal impressionist oil painting, particularly the study of light, in the tradition of early Australian artists, including Max Meldrum, Peter Smales and Arthur Streeton, and European influences such as Vincent Van Gogh. He was trained the Victorian Artists Society (VAS) in the late 1990s, and currently paints all genres, including plein air, portraiture and still life.

Beguiled by Light, which the artist describes as the “observation and the capture of light,” includes works painted during the COVID-19 pandemic, attuning the viewer’s eye to the detail of domestic realms, whilst offering framed vignettes and meditative scenes of life in Moonee Valley.

Image credit: Ray Wilson, A Moment of Reflection 2020, oil on Belgian linen.

Artist Talk and Live Painting: Saturday 6 March, 1pm

Join artist Ray Wilson as he discusses some of the techniques and influences in his painterly practice, which draws upon the study of light and impressionistic application. This artist talk will take place in Boadle Hall at Incinerator Gallery, and will be accompanied by a live painting demo by the artist.


Due to capacity limits, bookings are essential.