Artist Statement & Biography
My mission is "to become a positive, everlasting influence in the world through artistic expression, guided by divine principles and faith."
Stanley had a portrait, entitled "Dad," in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, where he was awarded 2nd place in the 2009 Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition. He was featured in the April issue of "The Artist Magazine" and was featured in the Washington Post.
Stanley had his 1st solo exhibition at glave kocen gallery in Richmond Virginia. The show was covered by the Richmond Times-Dispatch, RVA Magazine, and the December issues of “American Art Collector.”
Stanley presented a major piece, “The Death of Radio Raheem,” to filmmaker Spike Lee. The Richmond Times-Dispatch also covered Rayfield’s second Art Show exhibited at glave kocen art gallery.
Stanley is now focused on producing more fine artwork inspired by faith. He has created portrait commissions for various organizations and private individuals.
Currently, Rayfield has five pieces in an art museum in Georgia and two pieces in The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts ( the 6th largest art museum in the United States).