Ray Burt is a native of Cincinnati, a graduate of The University of Cincinnati DAA program with a degree in advertising design. His foundation for painting came from studying with such notables as Robert Fabe, Reginald Grooms, and Phil Foster. He has been successful both as a technical artist and a commercial designer. However, for over 25 years his focus was directed to designing and producing major events in a corporate environment. He owned and operated Productions Etc., a full service production & presentation company working nationally with a diverse base of clients.