Welcome to the world of Fine Digital Imagery. On this web site you will see a collection of images created with a variety of advanced mathematical/digital methods. These methods include fractals and ray tracing, as well as the artist’s proprietary techniques. The emphasis however is on the art and, for each image, the artist enhances his software or writes new software, in order to carry out his artistic intent.
Born in Los Angeles, Ray has devoted himself to two endeavors, the pursuit of mathematics and the development of his artistic abilities. Graduating from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in 1966 with a Ph. D. in mathematics he went on to a long career as a professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri and is presently an emeritus professor of that institution. Retired, he now devotes his full time to art.
The advent of the personal computer and software programming allowed Ray to combine his two passions; mathematics and art. In the 1980’s he developed his first professional software program enabling artists to create computer animation for television. From this beginning he has developed an extensive suite of software programs for the depiction of art. Developed solely by Ray, this suite exceeds the functionality of many other art programs and is capable of an unending range of techniques. This software is proprietary to Dr. Balbes and is used only by him. Ray’s creative process begins (like all artists) with the image in his mind. He then develops the software necessary to achieve the desired result. Creating the software is much like mixing oils, selecting the material for a sculpture, or choosing a type of pencil. He is just working within a digital medium. Armed with such capability he has gone on to produce a wide range of unique fine art. Styles encompass realism, impressionism, and abstract.
Ray has exhibited his work through galleries and exhibitions in the U.S. and Mexico. He has also completed several single artist shows. He has won over 20 awards and has been accepted in dozens juried art shows. To date over 700 pieces of art have been sold.
He is now selling this artwork privately through this website, custom re-designed for you. The buyer can request changes in the images shown here. No two prints of a select picture will be the same. They will all be signed and dated.
The final images can be printed on canvas or glossy paper, framed or unframed, in various sizes and with special features requested by you.
For more details and prices, contact the artist.
2637 Obelisco Place Carlsbad, CA 92009 Ph: (760) 918-9887