Ray Balkwill, SWAc is a well-known West Country artist whose watercolours, pastels and oils are much sought after.
Born in Exeter in 1948, he graduated from Exeter College of Art, thereafter making a career in advertising as an Art Director.
In 1990 demand for his paintings led him to give up his job to become a professional artist. An art instruction film of him painting on the Exe estuary has also recently been made by APV Films. His paintings can be found in private collections and galleries all over the country as well as abroad