By the Light of the Moon

By the Light of the Moon, by Ray EllisOver the last 25 years, Ellis has painted the moon's light over land and ocean. This book contains a select group of these very popular paintings, many of which include the moonlit Atlantic off the Carolina coast, and the marshes and creeks of the Southeast's Lowcountry.

HARDCOVER: 10 x 12 in
108 pages; 92 color plates; 8 B/W Illustrations
Essay by Valerie Ann Leeds, Ph.D.
Published in 2007
Signed by Ray Ellis


010511 Books Ellis LowcountryBookRay Ellis continues to paint the Southeastern United States lowcountry that he knows so well. With an introduction by art historian Valerie Ann Leeds, 94 paintings by Ray Ellis are reproduced in this book. From oyster roasts, to moonlit marshes, and back rivers; Ellis has painted his experience of the unique landscape of the lowcountry. A reference list of the paintings and a select chronology of Ellis' career is included.

Hardcover: 10 X 12 inches
120 Pages
94 Color Plates & 7 b&w photos
Signed by Ray Ellis

Ray Ellis Paints Flowers

010711 Books FlowersThis beautiful book is a compilation of Ray’s paintings that feature flowers and gardens spanning the past three decades. Ray Ellis Paints Flowers also includes an essay by noted art historian Valerie Ann Leeds, Ph. D., whose writings were also featured in both Lowcountry and Ray Ellis in Retrospect: A Painter’s Journey. This colorful “coffee table book” will make a wonderful gift for any occasion.

Hardcover: 10" x 11"
156 Pages & 124 Color Plates


Painting a Life, Ray Ellis: An Artist Seen Through His Work

Painting a Life view 1Painting a Life is an invitation into Ray Ellis' emotions and thoughts demonstrated through his color, design and composition. Each color plate in the book is accompanied with an explanation from the artist himself about his approach and technique. The book allows the reader to understand his life through the good and the bad simply through his paintings. This "visual biography" will surely be a conversation starter, or just a great read. Commentary by Ray Ellis, foreward by David McCullough.

Hardcover: 10 1/2" x 10 1/2"
192 Pages & 157 Color Plates