Raymond is a native born Hoosier interested in landscape painting & photography, rigid heddle loom weaving & creative writing. He occasionally portrays Mark Twain in short programs. Some of Ray’s favorite authors are Mark Twain, Rick Bragg, David Sedaris, Robert Capon, James Thurber, E.B. White & David McCullough. Ray has been pursuing oil painting, weaving & writing for the past decade.
Raymond, a retired pastor, & his wife Deena, a retired Speech/Language Pathologist, live in Richmond and are members of First English Lutheran Church where Ray occasionally preaches & teaches. They have four grown children & six grandchildren, all of whom live beyond Richmond. Several of Ray’s paintings hang in their homes, and many of his weavings lie on their tables or warm their necks in winter.
Ray considers himself to be a learner, enjoying the processes of the arts & the discoveries of life’s joys.