These paintings start with a "phone doodle." Then through all the modifications and amplifications and re-workings, it ends up on a piece of shaped and framed panel. Along with the actual painting, a bit of carpentry and old pre-computer mechanical drawing is involved. The completed work is then polyurethaned a number of times.

- Ray DeBaun

Architectural Abstraction #12

Acrylic painting on masonite board
Painting wraps around edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front

47" h x 45" w x 1" d
16 lbs. 8 oz.



Ray DeBaun
Mitchell, Oregon

Getting to Know Ray

The abstract creations of Ray DeBaun exist at the intersection of fine art, draftsmanship, and carpentry. He starts each image by creating a digital doodle on his smartphone, and then brings it to life with analog methods. The artist enjoys using traditional tools including compasses, T-squares, and triangles to craft geometric abstractions with impressive consideration of depth and form. Each panel, built from wood, takes the shape of the geometric composition, so no two paintings are alike. The work is at once dimensional and flat, creating a delightful contradiction for the eye. Based in central Oregon, Ray is inspired by the likes of Frank Stella and Frank Lloyd Wright.