This feature in Impact is focused on highlighting the "hidden talents" among UTMB's employees. If you have a hidden talent—or know someone who does—please tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Name: Ray Cosgrove
UTMB Talent: Construction Inspector II, UTMB Design & Construction
Hidden Talent: Artist extraordinaire focused on tropical wildlife, landscapes, ocean life and island living
A master electrician by trade, Ray has always had a creative side. He went to art school after high school, ran a screen print shop for a few years and created custom T-shirts and stickers showcasing his art. About 12 years ago, he started expanding his portfolio, which now includes acrylic paintings on canvas, wood carvings, murals and custom surfboards and skateboards. One of his latest projects is part of the “Turtles About Town” public art exhibit promoting awareness of the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle. Ray’s hand-painted, acrylic sprayed and airbrushed turtle, which will be set up at The Bryan Museum in Galveston, depicts the animal in its natural reef habitat as if it is coming up for air, the sun shining on its back.