Ray Tennyson was born March 23, 1990 in the city of Oklahoma. Developing the self taught skill of pencil drawing as a child and making the transition into painting seem like the next best thing to do. After obsessively practicing the new skill of painting as an adult while in the military he took a gamble by choosing to make painting portraits as his career craftsmanship. Fresh out the military he started painting numerous celebrities as the focal point of all his artwork. He landed his first commission painting from a couple that he knew that requested for their wedding photo to be created into a painting in 2011. This birth his love for painting couples around the world.
Ray met Brittney who is now his fianceé early 2014 as a starving artist doing amazing paintings for couples but not enough to live comfortably. In 2016 Ray and Brittney created their own sip & paint party events based off the portrait painting experience Ray Tennyson developed where people with no painting experience can paint amazing paintings in the most fail proof way possible while sipping wine. Today these events are on track to expand across the United States.
So far he has done artwork for a few celebrities like Kim Zolciak from Real Housewives of Atlanta, singer Keri Hilson, Chris Brown, Floyd Mayweather and the OKC Thunders. He has been featured on several news outlets in Oklahoma City and his work featured on Bravo on the reality tv series "Don't Be Tardy" by Kim Zolciak. One of his biggest accomplishments came from one of the charitable organizations he worked with in April 2013 where four of his hometown NBA team paintings he created sold in a live auction at NBA player Thabo Sefolosha "A Night For Africa" charity event for $140,000 helping raise majority of the charities set goal.
The Amazing Paint Parties started as a hobby for extra income for the couple to now becoming a paint party business.
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"I AIM TO BE THE BEST ARTIST I CAN BE, I WOULD LOVE FOR MY ART TO CAPTURE PEOPLES EYES AS IT TRAVELS THE GLOBE."