Monday, December 28, 2009

"Patron Testimonial"

Here's a testimonial from a happy patron...

"You and my husband made me cry this morning. That painting is unbelievably fantastic. I pray that your Christmas is as blessed as you have made mine. All I can say is -AWESOME. Thank you so much"

Monday, December 21, 2009

"This Week Only! (check this out)"

Happy Holidays!...THIS WEEK ONLY!!
(Dec. 21 thru Dec. 26)

Receive a signed & numbered limited edition giclee with the purchase of any original painting! We can be reached by email or phone (919-838-0755).
Feel free to share this with your friends.

Monday, December 7, 2009

"Accepting New Painting Commissions for 2010"

"Your source for original fine art"

How do you stand out in a mass-produced society?
Start with something no one else can have -- your own unique work of art. Contact us to discuss & obtain details concerning the creation of an original commissioned work by renowned artist, Eric McRay
each work special, unique and precious.
"Charming Commissioned Portraits"

Your Home, Boat, Garden, Church or Business
painted on canvas.
Sizes available: 24x36, 30x30, 30x40, 36x36, 36x48, 48x48, 48x60

If you have any questions,
contact us at or (919) 838-0755.
We look forward to hearing from you.

McRAY STUDIOS is located at Artspace, Studio 205
201 East Davie Street (Blount Street intersection)
In the Art District of Downtown Raleigh
(Near Big Ed's & City Market Produce)

We Accept MC, VISA, AMEX & Discover

Thursday, December 3, 2009

"Tips on Art Collecting"

Ten things to remember when starting to collect art!

Tips for beginning art collectors as well as for experienced art collectors. Good reminders for anyone interested in art or already collecting art.

1. Buy art because you like it and because it moves you and because it will enhance your life.
2. Visit as many art galleries as you can, gallery staff can be helpful guides in your art education.
3. Get on artists and gallery mailing lists so you'll be invited to openings and special events.
4. Visit and join your local art museums and non-profit art centers. Curators sometimes give lectures on collecting art.
5. Attend national and international art fairs and art expos whenever possible.
6. If you know art collectors, talk to them and find out what they know and what they've learned about collecting art.
7. Read books on art history and books about collecting art.
8. Subscribe to a few art magazines.
9. Read reviews by local and national art critics, keeping in mind that reviews usually just reflect one persons opinion.
10. Working with a professional art advisor/art consultant is a good way to learn about art collecting, and they will guide you through the process of purchasing art.
Once you've educated yourself and have fallen in love with a work of art, buy it, take it home and enjoy it.