Don Ray's art is enjoyed and collected by fishermen around the world. His oil paintings are the result of a love for fine art and intensive study of the marine environments he portrays. His various methods of research include collecting wild specimens and diving with them in their habitat. Don strives to achieve a balance between artistic expression and realistic interpretations of life and light underwater.
His art has graced the covers of many books, magazines and catalogs such as Field & Stream, Outdoor Life, Marlin, Game Fish (France), Cabela's, Penn Reels, Saltwater Sportsman Magazine "Offshore" and "Inshore" salt water fishing books, and International Game Fish Association World Records Books.
Don is a member of Society of Animal Artists and has received the Society's "Award of Excellence".