About Lindsay & Charles...
The wife-husband exhibit will feature dynamic coastal imagery by Lindsay Wray, and intricately handcrafted woodwork by Charles Wray. The couple’s home is a creative oasis with Lindsay’s mixed-media laboratory in the basement, and Charles’ garage workshop which hums with woodworking tools and machinery.
A graduate of Rider University with a business degree, Lindsay worked in insurance and real estate while experimenting with her favorite hobby…photography. As a Jersey shore native, she grew up spending summers on the beach, which still influences much of her work. She is currently experimenting with photographic mixed media. Lindsay has been selected by AtlantiCare Healing Arts Program to display more than 10 works in various regional AtlantiCare Medical Care Centers and their professional spaces. Her images were also selected by the Pennsylvania Center for Photography for the juried Transformations 2019 exhibit. In 2017, Lindsay exhibited “On Metal & Sand”, with pastel artist and OC Arts Center teacher Renee Leopardi at Great Bay Gallery in Somers Point. She is a member and exhibitor at the Ocean City Fine Arts League and at Nashville North Studios in Linwood. She has been accepted into the Arts Center’s juried Photography Show several times in the past, and is an award winner.
Charles Wray’s interest in woodworking began in 8th grade “shop” class. Then, after a 38-year career in journalism, he reconnected with his passion, designing a garage workshop at their Egg Harbor Township home. Charles began making custom creations for friends and family, just hoping to carve out smiles and defy categorization.
Charles’ creations, all made from unstained hardwoods, range from a live-edge table made of Bubinga to a whimsical retro microphone and, more recently abstract works that reveal wood’s endless pliable possibilities. Charles has also exhibited and sold work at the Ocean City Fine Arts League; Nashville North Studios in Linwood; Millville’s Riverfront Renaissance Center; the Avalon Art Show; and Peace of Wood in Ocean City.