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"Falling Through Space"

  mixed media 40" x 60"
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"Autumn Shadows" 

mixed media  40" x 60"
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"Stillness & Light"

  mixed media 40" x 60"
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The works of J. Luray Schaffner have always shown a strong knowledge of design and construction, but her real strength lies in her eagerness and ability to experiment with mixed media, composition, color and complexity.

Her paintings excite the senses. They sing with vibrancy and motion. They are neither stagnant decorations, nor are they frenetic and totally unplanned. There is a sense of immediacy and spontaneity about them but a great deal of time and thought has been spend in developing each of them.

The artist’s background and education in advertising design is evident in her work. She has been a consistent winner of awards in juried competitions across the country for several years and her paintings may be found in numerous private and corporate collections. She is a "Signature Member" of the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Alabama, Kansas Watercolor Society. As a member of many prominent art organizations over the years, J. Luray has played an active role in their existence. Her work appears in several recent books on watercolor painting an abstraction.

Betsy Schein Goldman

J. Luray is a "Signature Member" of the National Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Alabama and the Kansas Watercolor Society. She is a member of Allied Artists of America, American Watercolor Society, Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club, Society of International Experimental Artists and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since l976.