Beau Bray grew up in Brown County, Indiana and has fond memories of visiting the local galleries with his parents. He says, "My parents would take me to local galleries and I would watch artist do demos and be amazed. Growing up in Brown County definitely had a big influence on me and on my art." Mr. Bray is largely self-taught. He has studied fundamentals of portraiture with Kai Qu Lin and says his work is inspired by Da Vinci and Juliette Aristides. He works primarily with oils, chalk and conte stick.