Art Brokerage: Ray Hare American Artist: Realism takes on new dimension through the eyes of artist Ray Hare. Ray's paintings are photo realism but his art goes beyond realistic likeness. In his work the larger than life close-ups are depicted with all their infinite color and details. It is as if he held a magnifying glass up to his nsubject and painted what he saw. What Hare captures as a result is a new reality. His unique vision through enlarged images and illusions is shared through paintings that grasp the essence of his subjects. The emotional impact of each painting confronts and challenges us to view reality with renewed emotion. He incorporates conceptual studies with practical mastery of fine art, testing each image and medium to its limit. The subjects seem so real we believe we can reach nout and touch them. Native Californian Ray Hare has expressed himself through art at an early age. In high school he won numerous state and national competitions. He received a full scholarship to California College of Arts and Crafts where he earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts with High Distinction. Ray then went to San Francisco State University to receive his Masters of Fine Art. He was commissioned by ABC to paint a portrait of Oprah Winfrey for her private collection. He was also commissioned by NBC to paint a portrait of Elizabeth Taylor for her private collection and by Fox Network to paint a portrait of Ray Charles for he and his son Ray Charles Jr's private collection. Ray is in numerous private collections through out the United States and Europe. Listings wanted.