FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ray Donley
“The Lost Paintings Part III”
October 5 – 31, 2004
Artist’s reception, Saturday, October 9, 7-10pm


Sarah Bain Gallery
Contacts: Sally Waranch- Director; Michael McNamara- Assistant Director
110 W. Birch St., Ste. 2, Brea, CA 92821
T 714 255 1447 F 714 255 1518
Web site, <http://www.sarahbaingallery.com>
E-mail, <sarahbain@aol.com>
Hours, Tuesday – Thursday, 11am-8pm, Friday – Saturday, 11am-10pm, Sunday 12-8pm


Ray Donley, “Portrait No. 54”, oil on canvas, 24 x 24”.

The Sarah Bain Gallery is pleased to welcome the return of internationally acclaimed artist Ray Donley in his much anticipated solo show, The Lost Paintings Part III. His evocative figurative paintings will be on exhibit October 5 - October 31, 2004, with a reception for Mr. Donley on Saturday evening, October 9, 7pm - 10pm.

Donley's dreamlike portraits breathe a life of their own, whispering out of the canvas confessions to the viewer. Painting in a style derived from baroque and classical techniques from 17th century Dutch and Spanish masters, Donley captures the essences of the soul, revealing themselves momentarily within quietly lit spaces, before slipping back into the darkness. They leave behind the personal elements of intellectual and emotional understanding upon which to reflect.

Donley's provocative paintings have been exhibited internationally, resulting in critic and collector acclaim. Other achievements in his career include winning top prize at the international Biennale in San Remo, Italy in 2002, and paintings featured in the Alan Parker film, The Life of David Gale, starring Kevin Spacey.



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