Ray M. Hershberger
About Ray M. Hershberger
February 24, 1948
Sacramento, CA, USA
I am an artist and art instructor in Norfolk, VA. I have a public studio at the d'ART Center.
I have been painting for more than 40 years and have found creative energy in painting series. There is something exciting about watching visual ideas grow and change within a certain stated format. There is also another type of creative burst in sitting up new criteria for a new series and then watching it grow. The Pearl/Transformation collection (virtualpearl.net) contains paintings that hare a common subject and explore various media (oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolors, drawing, and mixed media), techniques, and styles. The site is my attempt to share my creative process. Besides the paintings and drawings, I share my own journey in statements and journal notes. The collections and the web-site are an on-going proposition. Pearl/Transformation is also an open-ended narrative, encouraging the viewer to form stories and consider different sequences of paintings to make different stories.