Ray McWade (April 30, 1932 – March 2, 2018) was a prolific self-taught painter until his death in March of 2018. He had an eclectic style ranging from the humorous to the classically spiritual . After living amongst the art scene of London, NYC and San Francisco, he opened the Metropole Gallery of Arts in his hometown Seattle.
But it was his subsequent move to the Big Island of Hawaii that provided the bulk of his work, where he’s captured the Legends of Hawaii and spirit of Aloha in all his works. Seen here, the Bargergallery is proud to represent 100’s of his original works of art. This is the first in a series of paintings that will be made available to the public.
His paintings are included in many private collections, including President George Bush, Ambassador Della Newman, singer/actress Dame Julie Andrews, the Rainbow Nation Foundations and Seattle’s Log House Museum.