10,000 hours later
Ray Tennyson went from artist to CEO. Born March 23, 1990 in the city of Oklahoma. Developing the self taught skill of pencil drawing as a child made the transition into painting seem like the next thing to do. After obsessively practicing the new skill of painting as an adult while in the military he took a gamble by choosing to make painting his career. Fresh out the military he painted numerous celebrities as the focal point of all his artwork for exposure. He landed his first commission painting from a couple that he knew that wanted their wedding photo created into a painting in 2011.
Ray is now a international artist that provides paintings for individuals worldwide. He believes every home or workspace should have paintings of loved ones and inspirational figures that inspire them.
So far he has done artwork for a few celebrities like Kim Zolciak from Real Housewives of Atlanta, singer Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Floyd Mayweather and players from his hometown NBA team Oklahoma City Thunders. He has been featured on several news outlets in Oklahoma City and featured on Bravo on the reality tv series "Don't Be Tardy" by Kim Zolciak. One of his biggest accomplishments came from his charitable work in April 2013 where four of his hometown NBA team paintings he created sold in a live auction at NBA player Thabo Sefolosha "A Night For Africa" charity event for $140,000 helping raise majority of the charities set goal.
In 2016 Ray began his own version of the popular uprising industry known as paint and sip where individuals come out and socialize, paint while sipping wine. He started the first paint and sip event that allows anyone with no painting experience to paint popular well known faces and deemed it as "fail proof". He called it the Celebrity Paint & Wine. While his art career rises Ray number one focus is making the Celebrity Paint & Wine into a global phenomenon.
"I AIM TO BE THE BEST ARTIST I CAN BE, I WOULD LOVE FOR MY ART TO CAPTURE PEOPLES EYES AS IT TRAVELS THE GLOBE."