About Ray Cole

A sample of hand-painted silk floated into the room and artist Ray Cole realized what he wanted to do with the rest of his life. Twenty five years and thousands of clients later, many of them celebrities, Cole has created his own unique style and technique for painting on silk.

Blytheville, Arkansas native Ray Cole studied at the University of New Orleans. After graduating from the University, Ray decided to open his own boutique. In 1980, his clothing became so highly regarded that he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts for clothing design. In the fall of 2001, Ray was featured in a major show in Berlin, Germany along with designers from Germany, Japan, and Italy.

Using silk as his canvas, Ray Cole uses French dyes to paint distinctive images and designs. Once painted, accents and a border are added using latex rubber painted with colored rice powders – giving the tapestries weight and extraordinary texture.

If you do not see an image on our website that fits your decor, please call or email the gallery as Mr. Cole will consider commissions at no extra charge.

We have client commission tapestries featuring flamingos, koi, tree frogs on bamboo, cafe scenes, wine themes, and many others. Please view our collectors page featuring some of Ray Cole's collectors with their tapestries. If you are a tapestry collector please email the gallery with a picture of you and your tapestry. We would love to share it on our website.

A Ray Cole tapestry will add a nice dimension to your art collection and to your home. The vibrant colors and texture will add interest to your home and it will be a conversation piece for you and your guests.

A Ray Cole tapestry will be enjoyed for many years by your family and friends.


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