Kim Ray Mural Art Studio / MPA Gallery
“The Mountain Painters & Artisans”
…a creative Community of Artists from Londonderry & the Mountains
Kim Ray Mural Art Studio &
The Mountain Painters & Artisans Gallery
Gallery Hours: Always open by appointment Monday - Saturday 10 - 5 Sunday 10 - 3
5700 Rt 100 Mountain Market Place Londonderry Vermont
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When you walk into Kim Ray’s Art Studio & Mural Gallery the first thing you see is the painted in large letters the words on the wall…“Inspiring Creativity and the Arts in our Community…” Using gold paint Kim painted those words in her new studio as a message to those who enter.
Since 2001, Kim a full time mural painter had been using her 10 x 15 foot home studio to paint most of her murals. When she had a commission that was too large for that space she would move all the furniture out of the living room and roll out the canvas and paint on the floor. “My husband Bob and I would jump over and maneuver around the canvas until the mural was completed sometimes up to two or three months.” After receiving a too large of a commission for the Children’s area at the Northshire Bookstore I had to find a wall to paint it on. That wall was in a store front the Mountain Market Place in Londonderry.“The new wall at the studio is amazing. It was large enough for almost any commission, the light was consistent, and I could stand way back and look at the work as it progressed. I was in mural painter’s heaven!”
After opening the Art Studio as an “open studio”, curious people and local artists would stop in to share in the process of art. Inspiring art discussions and exchanges occurred. There was a need for all that wonderful creativity of the Artists to be showcased and that is how the “Mountain Painters and Artisans” was established. “We are not a typical gallery. We are a community group of Artists that support each other in our creative endeavors and bring that inspiration out into the community. We use each others strengths to become successful in the Arts. We also have several supportive members that have joined due to their love of the Arts and their goal as well to extend the Arts into the Community.”
The Art Studio and Mural Gallery is the showcase for the Mountain Painters & Artisans. Painted in large gold letters on the wall above the works of art are the words... “The Mountain Painters and Artisans”
The group is made up of local artists...
Folk Art Paintings Martha Stevenson
Botanical Paintings & Illustration Lynn Fear
Fiber Artist and Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT)
Hand Crafted Glass Artisan Jewelry Sally Mack
Glass & Silver Jewelry Dana Avison
Nature Made Jewelry Grahame MacKugler
Photography of Vermont Vance Bell
Native Birch Bark Paintings Oils & Water Color paintings Mona McGreevy
Plein air paintings Linda Carthaus
Graphite Pencil Masterpieces Kristin Lee
Scherenschnitte Hand cut paper Lisa Sicotte
Plein Air Vermont Oil Landscapes / Still life Paintings Bob Ray
Paintings of Cows and other Barn Yard Animals, Birds nest...
Murals Trompe L’oeil / Custom Fine Art Commissions Kim Ray
Each Artist displays unique one of a kind original work that has been inspired by living in Vermont and Nature. The Mountain Painters & Artisans are planning exciting new shows and events including area musicians and refreshments.
If you are interested in visiting Kim Ray's Studio and seeing mural painting in progress or visiting the Mountiain Painters & Artisans Gallery please stop by…
Please support local Artisans and the Arts…Inspire Creativity.