“Youth” –  By me and measures 24″ w x 30″ w   and is Spray Paint & Acrylic on Canvas.


Spray paint on canvas




  1. mkd says:

    at this risk of sounding dramatic, this piece reminded me why i chose teaching after a particularly challenging week. thanks for sharing.

  2. anguscroix says:

    This is my favorite peace, it tells me there is a bright future. It brought a tear to my eye. Thank you.

  3. Lovely piece this is. Brings me right back to childhood!

  4. tekia says:

    This really captures a time of fun and innocence.

  5. Wonderful! Your work is fantastic.

  6. JodetteP says:

    Wow! Your art is amazing! You, sir, are very creative and extremely talented 🙂

  7. A2LSM says:

    Captures the utter joy of childhood…picture is worth more than 1000 words! Love it!!!

  8. So much youthful emotion in this one! Love it.

  9. Wonderful. You really capture her joy just right.

  10. omoleye90 says:

    wow…!! #street art ….classic!!

  11. brutaltruths says:

    beautiful art !!!! i am stunned !!

  12. This piece of art is great good job and keep it up.

  13. Gorgeous! I visited your etsy site. Do you ever do prints?

  14. lsgrlr says:

    This is really a drawing, and not a photograph? Wow! You are very, very talented. I am soooooo jealous.

  15. I’m amazed at what you can achieve with spray paint. I had no idea of the delicacy.

  16. Jennifer Taylor says:

    Stunning work! I love the child on the swing.

  17. leeyogah says:

    You are an amazing artist!

  18. This is truly amazing!

  19. Shelley says:

    Hi, was your art selected for the competition?

  20. rgdole says:

    wow… it actually looks like it’s in motion…

  21. ravensquillz2013 says:

    Absolutely breathtaking. I am definitely going to keep you in mind for future presents to my teenagers. You capture soul so well, and such an innovative way!

  22. carlabowes says:

    Your work is absolutely stunning! You are truly talented! I only just skimmed through some of your work, do you do colour pieces?

  23. We have a lot of art on our walls at home. Nothing like this though. Very impressive. Might keep you in mind for a future commission

  24. Hi, I’m nominating you for the Versatile Blogger award! I just wanted to let people know about your art!

  25. Your paintings are lively. God gave you a great art in your hands.

  26. petit4chocolatier says:

    Youth is definitely a tire swing!! Beautiful 🙂
    The only other media I have right now is LinkedIn. I definitely need to find time to create a Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Google +! So I can put your work out there!! It is amazing and inspiring.

  27. AJAX says:

    Great work! Very talented.

  28. Wow… congratulations! wish U success beyond anything! Greetings…again 🙂

  29. congratulations for such beatiful work, best wishes and regards!

  30. I put a link to your blog on my latest post where I wrote about a spray paint art work. I hope you don’t mind.

  31. Beautiful artistry, as always! I hope your work gets selected! Cheers!

  32. Ron Scubadiver says:

    Long time, no see.

  33. mizqui says:

    Great talent! Good luck on your Chi-Town exhibit!

  34. richcross13 says:

    You are such a great artist…I wish you all the best in your endeavors my friend!

  35. Your work is really beautiful.

  36. gegebearbear says:

    You have been nominated for an award.

  37. I really like this, makes me smile just looking at it.

  38. mirannanda says:

    Your ability to divide darkness and light is mesmerizing, and a little mind boggling, I love it!

  39. servilia1 says:

    Beautiful work, love the depth.

  40. lala1966 says:

    how wonderful! Waht a great place to have the opportunity to display your work! If I was anywhere near New York, I would be there lol

  41. Such a gift! Beautiful x

  42. Do you have details of the exhibition? I’d like to add it here http://makead8.wordpress.com/ I’m not on the right side of the Atlantic, but I have followers who are.

  43. Joyce says:

    Your art is pretty incredible. I wish you the best in all your artistic endeavors.

  44. […] “Youth” — My New Painting… On Exhibition in Chicago. […]

  45. laraindia says:

    Hey Ray, your work looks really great, good luck with taking on NYC!

  46. followmine says:

    Your artwork is incredible! I wish I could come in gallery and see it in person.

  47. These are great, I’d like to see them. Is the gallery having any related events in the coming weeks?

  48. megan says:

    done and good luck

  49. Kelsey says:

    This is very cool. A lot of b&w art I’ve seen leans towards a more somber mood, but I love how the joy and fun shines through in this one.

  50. afontenot says:

    You are an incredible artist! I just wanted to say kudos!!

  51. colonialist says:

    I wish I could watch you producing one of these amazing works.

  52. unfetteredbs says:

    just checking in and saying hello! Love looking at your stuff

  53. miaka1977j says:

    I love the piece, and I love the fact that you have an opportunity like this! I wish I lived closer to Chicago, and I will be voting for you to be in Times Square! Kudos, you’re awesome!

  54. Art Note says:

    I love this so much! you are amazing 🙂

  55. Anita Mac says:

    congrats…that is amazing! Will it be along the High Line? I was recently in NYC and there was some spectacular art on display.

  56. Pretentiously Modest says:

    I love your work!

  57. The C-Sweet says:

    I clicked, I supported

  58. Wow! Great work! I’m impressed.

  59. Toner Laser says:

    Awesome art! I will keep an on eye on your blog.

  60. shellakers says:

    I’m in complete awe! I pinned some of your art on pinterest:-) Wow!

  61. cynt5525 says:

    Reblogged this on cynthiajacksonblog and commented:
    These are all great pieces !!! Congrats !!! Ray Ferrer on your exhibition in chicago!!!!

  62. cynt5525 says:

    Congrats!!!! I have some favorites. I reblogged to my blog !!! *Cynthia

  63. kelihasablog says:

    Oh I’m so excited for You!!! I can’t remember if I thanked you for my beautiful picture! My mom had a stroke last Friday so I’ve been with her 24/7 until tonight… sorry to be slow in the congratulations! You are SO AWESOME! 😀

  64. congratulations- you have captured the freedom, joy and sheer delight of a child

  65. TeamBig10 says:

    I am completely blown away by your talent. Excellent

  66. Jiawei says:

    Wish I still lived in Chicago so that I could check out your exhibition!

  67. that’s amazing you have something in exhibition! well done! you’re very talented!

  68. becky6259 says:

    Reblogged this on Mrs. City Boy and commented:
    Another fabulous piece of art from Urban Wall Art, and if you live near Chicago you can see it live!

  69. Nice to see your art. its really amazing. Great work done ! keep it up

  70. lunastarla says:

    Voted! I love anything children and youth related. 🙂 It’s a beautiful piece and you’re a talented artist.

  71. confuciused says:

    ur work is amazing…totally impressive 🙂 will definitely vote for you..best of luck 🙂

  72. confuciused says:

    i was really amazed by work! its brilliant…i will definitely vote for your work..best of luck 🙂

  73. jdenengelsen says:

    Lovely “Youth”! Beautiful work. All the best for you’re upcoming opportunity.

  74. congratulations in your upcoming opportunity. D

  75. preachteach says:

    You do Amazing Work! What a talent. A rare gift, for sure!

  76. mrigue says:

    I loved your work! Congrats!!

  77. Looks like we are both trying to bring some light into the lives of children in NYC. Beautiful artwork!

  78. djmatticus says:

    Amazing art. Hope your art is adorning Times Square shortly!

  79. PMC says:

    You have a great anointing in this medium. I pray that your skyrockets through the art industry!

  80. cjriordan says:

    Gorgeous. I can feel the swing, the wind on my face, and the giggle rising up as I look at it. 🙂

  81. Congratulations. Great work. you are going to blow some socks off in Chicago

  82. tizz says:

    Absolutely wonderful! Congrats! I’ve already supported you on Facebook and on See.me and honestly hope you win. How come your art isn’t there yet? Anyway, as I was having a glass of wine, I had an idea… Is it ok if I write some of my poems inspired by your art and publish them on my blog? You can pick the images you’d like to read a poem about (if you have the time for that) and I’ll link it to your blog. What do you say?

  83. Leslie Stockton says:

    congrats .. 🙂

  84. Beautiful! The concept really depicts the youth. Proficient work!

  85. thiswriterinme says:

    You have amazing work, so I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Good Luck with Time Square Billboards!

  86. Tienny says:

    Outstanding works. 😀

  87. *tag* I like your work and I think your blog is awesome

  88. scott2608 says:

    Just an outstanding work of art!

  89. natmystic says:

    We all really like your work, very accomplished and unique. We’ll definitely be keeping an eye on your blog!
    NM Team

  90. Congrats! Your art is reaching around the world!

  91. takaravinyl says:


  92. nmartinez1938 says:

    Times Square– you’re so far away now, 24/hrs…

  93. ♥ Thanks for being awesome, I have included you in my nominees for the versatile blog award!! Thanks for the love, just my way of giving it back!! No need to do anything further, unless you want to!! Hope you have an amazing weekend & upcoming week!!! ♥

  94. Todd Millar says:

    Incredible opportunity. I wish you major success in this pursuit!

  95. ritsram says:

    That’s an amazing piece of art! Congratulations!

  96. GemBear says:

    this is a fantastic piece! great work!

  97. I am deeply in love with this. I hope I get a chance to see it before it leaves Chicago.

  98. heyomayo says:

    Mate your art is seriously good!

  99. racheeng says:

    Your artwork’s amazing!

  100. Rian Boa says:

    Congratulations, I’ll swing by, I’m looking forward to seeing your work up close and personal. 🙂

  101. asklotta says:

    Good luck! I hope I can say I knew him when!

  102. coyotero2112 says:

    Unique media…unique artist…common occurance in everyone’s life – childhood – presented in an iconic piece. Great work. Keep it up. I always click on your posts first. They give me something to think about during my day. Thanks.

  103. planted oak says:

    ah, memories. 🙂 beautiful piece! –kris

  104. Justine says:

    Good luck and congratulations,

  105. mindbender99 says:

    Fantastic… I love your work!

  106. tried to vote but not on facebook. can I vote gmail or wordpress?

  107. that’s wonderful. Congrats!

  108. ChgoJohn says:

    It’s a wonderful piece and I hope I can get to the galley to see it. Good luck & congratulations!

  109. sarahneeve says:

    Exceptional piece of art. Congratulations. 🙂

  110. makagutu says:

    Congratulations 🙂

  111. Felicia says:

    That is an awesome piece! I miss my tire swing. The media you used~ glass, spray paint, acrylic… very creative. I will vote for your work. I hope you work gets selected.

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