1981-2 Herts College of Art and Design
1982-3 Brighton Polytechnic
1984-6 BA(Hons) Brighton Polytechnic, studied under Andrzej Jackowski
2009-11 MA (By Project),  Sir John Cass School of Art, London Metropolitan University
Awarded Distinction.  ‘The nature of symbolism and metaphor in painting’

2017 Marshwood Arts Award joint winner. Selected by painter Tom Hammick.
2015 Bryant & Keeling Prize:  Shortlisted artist.
2011 Winner of David Gluck Memorial Bursary (Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary)
2011 Oppenheim – John Downes Memorial Award


2020 Highgate Gallery, London. ‘What’s in a Jug?’  Solo Show.
2018 Wells Art Contemporary (WAC). Wells, Somerset.
2017 Marshwood Arts Award finalist exhibition, (selected by painter Tom Hammick). Bridport Art Centre.
2016 Fisherman Paintings. Cromer Museum, Time and Tide Museums, Norfolk
2015 Painting Now. Shortlisted artists ‘Bryant & Keeling’ Prize One Church Street Gallery, Great Missendon, Bucks.
2012 ‘Happy Days’ Inaugural International Beckett Festival, Portora Royal School, Enniskillen, N Ireland
2011 Discerning Eye Drawing Bursary,  The Mall Galleries, London
2004,2008,2010, 2011, Clarendon Buildings, Islington, London (artist run)
2007 Beaux Arts Bath, ‘Artists of Fame and Promise’
2006 Beaux Arts Bath, Summer Show
1999 Boundary Gallery, London, ‘Works on Paper’ Gallery Artists
1996 Boundary Gallery, London, ‘Sumray and Sumray’: Father and son joint exhibition
Catalogue available with foreword by Andrew Lambirth.
1996 Coventry Gallery, London, ‘Conflict’
1994 MIART Milan Art Fair, Italy
1994 Cheltenham Open Drawing Exhibition
1993, 94 Southgate Group Show, Southgate Studios and Slaughter House Gallery, London
1991, 92 East End Open Studios, Cable St Studios, London
1988 Hertfordshire College of Art & Design, Past Students

1987-8 Artist in Residence,
Commission to paint Mural 10ft x 40ft, Sponsored by Eastern Arts
Sir Frederic Osborn School, Herts
1988 Artist in Residence,
Bishop Stortford College for Boys, Herts

1988-2013 Part-time Teacher and visiting Lecturer
2013 to present : Postman


2009 (Spring) Article ‘Owls on Posts’ published in Art Magazine ‘Turps Banana’
Written by Jason Sumray on painter and friend POW survivor Ron Delavigne.
2016 Curator ‘Paintings by Ron Delavigne 1919-2013 and Discussion Event at Highgate Gallery, Highgate Literary & Scientific Instit.