About the Artist and his Style 2018

Artist Ray Gatica is multidisciplinary artist whose art includes illustrative art, airbrush painting, graphics along with literary prose, poetry, literary reflections. 

Having an appreciation for various forms of art his works include i.e. Jazz, Music, Architecture, Haute Couture/Fashion and the ultimate art form - the ‘Human’ form. Gatica’s stylized, exaggerated male and female forms are distinctive. They are usually forefront and center of his Collectible Fine Art! 

On Style: His personal style is considered Impressionistic, Modern and Avant-Garde. Being heavily influenced by the art Deco period of the 1920s and 30s - his style is a marriage of the Art deco period and his modern airbrush technique he considers his style "New Deco". His overall style is sophisticated and sassy, with an up- tempo attitude. 

Some of his influences are artist like, Erte, Carlos Vargas, and Andy Warhol. 

Born: Sinton Texas,
Family moves to Phoenix Arizona until he moves to Connecticut
Lived in Waterbury Connecticut from 1981 to 1990.
2018: Currently living in Humble, TX, outside of Houston.

 Presently, Ray Gatica lives in Humble, Texas. A Texas native, he was born in South Texas in Sinton, Texas, near Corpus Christi. In the late sixties the family moved to Phoenix, Arizona where, after graduating high school he attended Glendale Community College, Glendale Arizona where he began his art studies of Art, Graphic Design and Life Drawing (studying the human form). He has continued his art studies by working as a freelancing, commercial artist creating for commcerial and private cli 

Having worked as a freelance, rogue artist for the past thirty years  has afforded him the ability to  paint and experiment with assorted unconventional mediums and techniques, always with the emphasis on creating unique original works - allowing him to work and develop his own style as an artist. 

Because of his 40 years as a  prolific rogue artist, he has made his own paths and claims an eclectic and extensive oeuvre.