“Old Iron” by Ray Sperzel
2019 Cairo Bear #30
National Bank of Coxsackie
Description: This bear was inspired by wooded areas with old cars and trucks left to sit until Mother Nature or someone claims them.
Visit the Catskill Cat twin of “Old Iron” “Truck’in” by Ray Sperzel in the town of Catskill as part of Cat’N Around Catskill.
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.