We’re excited to present the 30 juried artists for Paint Annapolis 2017! Come see them paint June 4th-11th around Annapolis and the greater Anne Arundel County area.
Raymond says that he was always drawing as a kid, and when he received a set of oil paints at age 12, it opened up a new world for him as a growing artist.
Raymond later went on to major in studio art at the University of Maryland at College Park. Being immersed in art and art history was a dream come true for him. He feels fortunate to have studied under such influential artists such as David Driskell and Martin Puryear.
“While my style was developing and influenced by painterly realism, I also explored various modes of visual abstraction and developed a true appreciation for the internal processes of creating art.”
It was not until the late 1990’s, when he took a Plein Air painting class at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville with artist Dean Fisher, that he felt like his art really took off.
What’s your (non art) hidden talent?I play 5-string banjo and have involved with many bluegrass/americana bands over 30 years of playing.What’s the most interesting place you’ve lived?I lived in a log cabin heated by a wood stove in Paulden Arizona back in the ’80’s. It was located on a high desert plateau that was an open range for cattle. I’d wake up in the morning to find Brahma bulls and other fine creatures grazing around the cabin. Sometimes at night when I’d be walking my dogs it would be so dark I couldn’t see my hand in front to my face. Lots and lots of stars on a clear night!What favorite/interesting places have you travelled to?My favorite place is southern Utah for the fantastic scenery.