Ray Hagerman


687 S. Pier Dr., Sheboygan WI 53081
(920) 912-4666 | kiaorastudio@gmail.com
website: raymond hagerman.com

Joined: 0000-01-07

To me, art is totally encompassing of the moment merged between artist, viewer, and vision that emerges from emotional sensitivity and confidence, taking meaning from mindfulness, and mood from memory. Whether bordered or boundless, a statement is made when feeling is defined -- locked in struggle, delight, control, profundity... immeasurable, immense or mundane. My paintings evolve from post impressionist style, a style easily recognized in work by Cezanne, Monet, Manet, Degas, Philip Hale, William Paxton, William Merritt Chase and others. Simply, I use oil and acrylics in representational form, color and composition to translate the epitome of honest self-expression in what surrounds me: snapshots grasped from what I see every day without embellishment invading life's moments, human expression and earthly grandeur.