I grew up in the San Gabriel Valley as its orange groves were being bulldozed to clear land for housing tracts. My family appreciated the natural landscape of Southern California, and on weekends we hiked in the foothills and mountains of the Angeles Forest and for vacations often camped in Joshua Tree and Owens Valley; early experiences that strongly influence my choice of subject matter today. My aptitude for art was recognized by my teachers in primary school and they got me into various weekend workshops provided for kids by artists in the Claremont area. In my twenties I attended Immaculate Heart College in Hollywood, studying painting and photography, and graduated with a BA in Art. 

After many years living in the San Francisco Bay Area and painting with a focus on the figure, I relocated to the Eastern Sierra in 2010. Now I wander around in Owens Valley alluvial watershed and adjacent high desert lands, camera in hand, capturing images to use as sources for compositions in my travel-trailer studio. 

Inna Jane Ray
List of Shows in the Eastern Sierra area and Southern California

Maturango Museum: Sylvia Winslow Exhibit Gallery
100 E. Las Flores Ave., Ridgecrest, CA 93555
Sequestered Waters, solo show, January 17 ~ March 17, 2014

Borrego Art Institute, 665 Palm Canyon Drive, Borrego Springs, CA   
The Art of Flora and Fauna, group show, October 19 ~ November 24, 2013

dA Center for the Arts, 252 D, South Main St., Pomona CA 91766
Where East Meets West, group show, March 9 ~ 23, 2013

Bunny Gunner Gallery, 266 West Second St., Pomona CA 91766 
All U Can Eat, group show, February 9 ~ April 5, 2013

dA Center for the Arts, 252 D, South Main St., Pomona CA 91766
Simply Red, group show, February 9 ~ 23, 2013

Inyo Council for the Arts (ICA), Art Gallery 
137 South Main Street, Bishop CA 93514

     2013 -- Membership Open Show; April 15 ~ June 14
                  Treasured Places Theme Show; January 21 ~ March 8
     2012 -- Animals Theme Show, with ICARE; October 15 ~ November 30
                  Membership Open Show; July 30 ~ October 5
                  Landscape Elements Theme Show; April 16 ~ June 15
     2011 -- Holiday Show; November 21 ~ January 6, 2012
                 Membership Open Show; June 27 ~ August 19
                 Local Color Theme Show; April 25 ~ June 24

Black Sheep Espresso Bar, solo show, April 10 ~ July 18, 2012
124 South Main St., (show at previous location) Bishop, CA  93514

Art for Conservation, 3rd Annual Art Show ESLT Fundraiser, June 25 ~ July 10, 2011
Eastern Sierra Land Trust, 176 Home Street, Bishop CA 93514