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Join us for lunch and compelling discussion with artist Ray Simon as he discusses his previous work as well as his new painting of George Washington titled, Divine Providence on Thursday, February 7, 2019. This piece will also be unveiled to the public at the program. A boxed lunch will be provided.


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David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall
Fred W. Smith National Library
3600 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy.
Mount Vernon, VA 22121

Header Image: Divine Providence by Ray Simon, 2018. Courtesy of Ray Simon. 

About Ray Simon

Ray Simon is a renowned artist nationally recognized for his patriotic, family, religious and sports paintings.   Many of his paintings have been commissioned and are on display in our nation’s military, government and religious institutions.   His works have been publicized by Newsweek, Time and The Associated Press.

Ray’s paintings are recognized for his powerful imagery and thematic content captured in life-like detail.  More than that, Ray’s paintings tell a heart-felt story not easily captured by a single medium, which is why each painting includes a meaningful and poignant quote.  Ray also provides an interpretation for each of his works, allowing the viewer to understand the composition of symbolism and meaning from the artists point of view.

Ray has also developed a technique where some of his paintings may be customized with a personal photograph, enhancing the meaning and tribute aspect of the work, while maintaining the artistic integrity.  The resulting painting becomes a family treasure to be enjoyed by generations.

His artwork of Personalized Tribute Paintings honors those who have responded to America’s highest calling: the preservation of liberty and service to our great republic.  These works include paintings for the US Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters as well as motherhood & fatherhood.

As an artist, Ray Simon blends his deep love and reverence for American culture with his talent to create timeless inspiration at the intersection of life and art.  One does not search the art to find meaning, rather it is life’s meaning that is the inspiration for the art.  The paintings of Ray Simon honor a life well lived, and a country well loved.