“Born in NYC, Ray Hassard studied at Pratt Institute; Cincinnati is home now.
He won top awards in New Harmony IN, Richmond VA and San Angelo TX plein air competitions and was awards judge for Cape Ann Plein Air. Ray is a Signature member of Cincinnati Art Club, Pastel Society of America; and NOAPS. The International Association of Pastel Societies named him Eminent Pastellist. His work has been included in North Light’s Strokes of Genius 9, AcrylicWorks 5 & 6 and Pure Pastel. Ray’s main medium is pastel, but he also works in oils, acrylics, and gouache.”