My name is Raymond Doward and I am primarily a self-taught artist who has been painting and drawing for over 15 years. My works of art can be found in the homes of hundreds of private collectors in the New York area and abroad. I have had numerous one man shows and I have learned through trial and error what the customer is looking for, because my customers satisfaction is what has been and continues to be what is important to me. A special and unforgetable moment in my career was recieving an art grant to paint a giant mural on a major building in my city with a small group of children ages 8-12.
The name of the project was entitled ‘Children make the world go around’ the excitement on the childrens faces after seeing what they had helped to create is to me what art is really all about, people young and old expressing themselves through creativity! Art has been an important part of my life as a means of expression through the painting of objects in this vast earth and it’s beauty. I am a self-taught artist who has been studying and creating art for over thirty years, while becoming serious within the last 16 of those years. I am currently a National and International artist with my art in the homes and businesses of collectors all over the world. I paint loose and free with Palette knife while leaning more toward tight renderings with brush.
The satisfaction and gratitude that comes as a result of finishing a painting and having someone willing to buy it cannot be expressed, but painting is a therapy that brings rest and relaxation as I enter into another world…the world of creativity!!!
Andrew Turner was born in l944 in Chester, Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art. Andrew’s work has been widely acclaimed, with many solo exhibitions and participation in group exhibitions. He has taught art in grades K-1 2 in the Chester, Pennsylvania Public Schools and in correctional centers. Andrew Turner Artwork click here
Romare Howard Bearden was born on September 2, 1911, to (Richard) Howard and Bessye Bearden in Charlotte, North Carolina, and died in New York City on March 12, 1988, at the age of 76. His life and art are marked by exceptional talent, encompassing a broad range of intellectual and scholarly interests, including music, performing arts, history, literature and world art. Bearden was also a celebrated humanist, as demonstrated by his lifelong support of young, emerging artists. See Bearden Artwork click here