“Country Living” by Ray Sperzel
2019 Cairo Bear #2
Sponsored by: Beth Alfeld
About the Artist: I am mainly a self-taught artist, residing in the heart of the Catskill Mountains in upstate New York. Growing up on Long Island I worked as a civil engineer. Working outdoors, I was able to see and experience changes in the environment and see how it has affected our lives. During this time, I continued my art interested, creating murals and paintings for restaurants and people’s homes. My family moved to upstate New York in 1972. At this time, I was inspired to create works on canvas. Airbrush art also became an interest and I developed a flair that suited my style. I find this to be a very enjoyable art form that has brought much satisfaction. I have airbrushed cars, motorcycles, helmets, jackets and just about anything else you can paint on. I have become recognized as a talented artist and have sold many paintings, and have done murals and airbrush work throughout the country. Now semi-retired I am able to devote more time to my love of art. I hope to further develop my skills and become more creative in all aspects of art.