Born January 28, 1958 in Kingsville, Texas Ray Valdez is of nahua (mexico)/yaqui (yoeme) Native American ancestry and is a tribal member of the Texas Band of Yaqui Indians. Over the years he has recreated many beautiful watercolor and acrylic paintings for family, friends and collectors. Though initially a folk artist, he has developed his skills and continued creating both watercolor and acrylic paintings to reflect his own personal experiences as well as religious visions. Ray earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Business Degree from Western International University. His works are currently on display at Valdez Studio in Reno, NV; Lily Vigil Gallery in Nevada City, CA; and Four Winds Trading in San Diego, CA.