Stephen Ray (or "Stinger" as he is known) was born in Victoria, Australia, about four decades ago. As a youngster he trained as a boiler-maker and became a skilled craftsman in his chosen field. However, in the early 1990s he made the decision to concentrate on what, until then, had been a hobby - steel art.
Since that time he has created many unique sculptures and artworks. Whilst metal is his natural choice of media, Stinger also incorporates natural timbers, stone, glass and other materials into his designs.
Stinger now resides near Geraldton in Western Australia. His home and workshop allow him to enjoy the natural environment of the region, the sea and the land providing inspiration for many of his incredible designs.