10,000 hours later
Ray Tennyson was born March 23, 1990 in the city of Oklahoma. Developing the self taught skill of pencil drawing as a child and making the transition into painting seem like the next best thing to do. After obsessively practicing the new skill of painting as an adult while in the military he took a gamble by choosing to make painting portraits as his career craftsmanship. Fresh out the military he started painting numerous celebrities as the focal point of all his artwork for exposure. He landed his first commission painting from a couple that he knew that requested for their wedding photo to be created into a painting in 2011. This birth his love for painting love.
Ray is now an international painting artist that provides paintings for families, weddings and anniversaries worldwide. He believes every beautiful home should have the most high quality craftsmanship paintings of loved ones all around.
So far he has done artwork for a few celebrities like Kim Zolciak from Real Housewives of Atlanta, singer Keri Hilson, Chris Brown and Floyd Mayweather. He has been featured on several news outlets in Oklahoma City and his work featured on Bravo on the reality tv series "Don't Be Tardy" by Kim Zolciak. One of his biggest accomplishments came from his charitable work in April 2013 where four of his hometown NBA team paintings he created sold in a live auction at NBA player Thabo Sefolosha "A Night For Africa" charity event for $140,000 helping raise majority of the charities set goal.
Ray focuses on being one of the first luxury branded painting artists in the world specializing in family, wedding and anniversaries. He has now developed a waiting list of clients that see his rise as a new young luxury brand that hasn't yet hit mainstream.
He accepts painting requests from very selective clients throughout the year predominantly based on his continuous rise in standards of beauty and detailed captured from the special moment.
"I AIM TO BE THE BEST ARTIST I CAN BE, I WOULD LOVE FOR MY ART TO CAPTURE PEOPLES EYES AS IT TRAVELS THE GLOBE."