About the Artist
Through the years, Ray Plockelman has forged a close and lasting bond with the unique flora and fauna of natural Florida. A fourth generation native, Ray has devoted his life to exploring, capturing and conserving its unspoiled landscapes and wildlife species.
From childhood, he has explored the deepest recesses of the state’s diverse biosphere. As a freelance photographer, he has captured images of ethereal beauty for publications across the country. As Sanctuary Director and Warden of the Audubon Society of the Everglades, he has actively helped to conserve Florida’s natural wonders so that future generations will be able to enjoy them.
But through all, there was Ray Plockelman the Painter. Exhibiting talent from a very early age, Plockelman has spent decades meticulously painting the scenery and wildlife that have always given him joy. It’s a subject he knows well, and in each painting we see a reflection of his passion and knowledge for the beautiful state he calls home.
When not painting, Ray is an avid birder, author, and historian.
Norton Museum of Art. 1940’s
Palm Beach Community College, 1962-1964
Armory School of Art, 2002
Sanctuary Director and Warden of the Audubon Society of the Everglades
Boynton Art League, 1991
PERIODICAL AND NEWSPAPER REFERENCES
2005, Lake Worth Herald, Local Artist Has Captured Home State’s Past
2006, 50 Plus Lifestyles, Backus Gallery honors memories of Old Florida
2000, Jim Huffstodt, Everglades Lawmen: True Stories of Game Wardens in the Glades, Pineapple Press
1992, Winner of the Arthur R. Marshall Foundation’s annual juried art show. Stunning Portrait of a Green Heron.