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Witchard, Ray

Ray Witchard was born in 1928 and lives in Cardiff, South Wales. He is self-taught, starting to paint in oils in his twenties during regular service in the Royal Air Force

On returning to civilian life in 1956, he became a professional artist and has held many exhibitions in various parts of the country

Witchard specialised in landscape and estuary scenes, evolving a very distinctive technique and is best known for his interpretation of a somewhat Victorian feel to his work, which gives his paintings an air of softness.