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2019_Essencia 70 x 80 mixed media,oil on
Essencia, 2019 70 x 80 m/m on canvas
2018_The Cloud and Cattle (2).JPG
Cloud and Cattle, circa 2016 oil & spray paint on canvas
2019_Circa 70 x 80 oil on canvas _edited
Victoria,  2019 70 x 80 oil on canvas
Deck Stuff  2019  9 x 11 mixed media on paper
Dream On 2019 40 x 32 oil on mat board
Happy Hour 2019 16 x 12 enamel on paper
Harley 2019 13 x 21 oil on paper


"These are hard won compositions belying the apparent ease of disordered spontaneity. They transport us into a realm of  emotion and underlying meaning touching on the eternally dramatic"

                                                                                                                     H. Georgeson "Northeast Corridor - 2010"

With a career spanning over 34 years Bray's artistic achievements place him alongside the most prominent painters in the region. Bray however, goes beyond a simple definition and might be your best example of the energetic self-taught artist, a student of his own making who champions Pollock and de Kooning while seriously looking at Picasso. Continually striving and experimenting he seems determined to master the art of his own inventions using the basic tools of oil painting.
Gary Snyder writes in his foreword 'Going Down The Rabbit Hole - Scapa 2012'
"Malcolm has worked and worked and worked for many years, and his recent paintings, in my opinion, are not only his best but are better than many and most paintings that I see around me. I don't say this lightly and I wouldn't have said this so strongly a few years ago - I always liked Malcolm's work, and appreciated his direction and the struggle that was his art. But part of going down the rabbit hole is knowing and trusting that there are riches to be found if one keeps going, and Malcolm has hit gold of late."

Malcolm Bray was born in 1958 in Hull, England and immigrated to the United States in May 1984. He became a citizen of the United States in June 2005 and is currently a resident of Hunterdon County, New Jersey.
​Bray attended Hull College of Art for a brief period in 1977. A natural draftsman with an affinity for painting, his initial interests encompassed graphic design, silk-screen printing and oil painting. Amidst a depressed and uncertain economy in England he chose to leave the foundation course preferring employment in Hull and then working in London before traveling to the United States for the first time in 1980.

Soon to be self-employed, he supported himself by operating an antique import business for the next two decades, essentially bypassed any formal training and is considered self-taught.
In 1991, Bray moved to the historic Spoke Works building in Lambertville, NJ. This 19th century warehouse accommodated both his import business and art studio. Bray purchased the 10,000 sq. ft. building in 1994. Between 1994 and 2002 the Spoke works became an exciting venue for numerous art exhibitions with an emphasis for figurative and abstract subject matter. Whittled down to approximately 10 artists, Bray identified this core of indifference as New Eclectic.

The last shows for New Eclectic fell into the lap of MCS Gallery, Easton, Pennsylvania in 2003 and West Chester University, Pennsylvania in 2004. By the spring of 2004, Bray sold his import business to concentrate on his art career full-time, exactly thirty years after his arrival to the United States. 

​The painters of the New York School are the inspiration and cornerstone for Bray. Represented by Cheryl Hazan in New York and both Burnt Mills Gallery and Ruth Morpeth Gallery in New Jersey, Bray undertook the task of painting fervently. This new body of work caught the attention of Spanierman Gallery at 58th street and Park Avenue adjacent to the trappings of The Four Season's Hotel which literally backed into Spanierman's window displays. In the summer of 2011, three of Bray's larger paintings were included in a group show at Spanierman 'Fifteen Modern and Contemporary Artists'                                                                         

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