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Welcome to The Karen Wray Gallery in Los Alamos, New Mexico!

We are delighted to announce that award-winning plein air artist Richard Prather is now represented by The Karen Wray Gallery!  

Join us Fridays from 9:30am-1pm for Open Studio! Bring your art supplies and paint alongside fellow artists. We supply the easels, tables, chairs, coffee and snacks for $5.



Nestled on the Pajarito Plateau, at the foot of the Jemez Mountains in Northern New Mexico lies the once secret city of Los Alamos. Now known worldwide as the top-secret scientific base of the Manhattan Project during WWII, it is home to the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the city of Los Alamos. Creativity extends beyond this community’s scientific background into the arts, dance, and music. We invite you to experience the culturally-creative side of our unique community.

The Karen Wray Gallery in historic Los Alamos, New Mexico is a local independent art gallery that represents professional and emerging artists of Los Alamos and our close neighbors. We also provide painting classes taught by local, professional artists right in our gallery space.

Stop by and visit us! We are located at 1247 Central Avenue, Suite D-2; an easy walk from the Bradbury Science Museum. 

We are open Monday-Friday 11am-4pm and Saturday 10am-4pm. Taking a Sunday tour of Los Alamos? Just call 505-660-6382 to schedule a visit.




Featured Artist
Richard Prather

Love for the natural environment has been central to Richard's life.  From his early days as a Boy Scout to college where Richard earned a B.S. degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences in 1981 from Texas A&M University and worked for the next 30 years as a Life Scientist helping to protect and conserve natural resources.  From his early days of drawing with pencil Richard was largely self-taught having started painting in the late 70’s while in College.  He is quick to point out that besides the 30 plus years of study and painting on his own he credits the many workshops from some of the very best plein air artists working today with having the largest impact on the quality of his work.  Recent successes in plein air events and acceptances in to numerous national juried shows attest to that fact.  Iconic images of the American West and atmospheric landscapes comprise the largest part of Richard’s work today.  


Richard is a Signature member of the Oil Painters of America and a Master Signature Member of the Plein Air Painters New Mexico.  Richard currently lives in Placitas, New Mexico with his wife Sharla and their dog Louie. 

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