“I'm interested in the evocative power of inferred space and energy beyond the edges of the canvas. Glazes of translucent color and expressive drawing speak of nature and the transitory quality of changing light. Sky, water and motion are recurring themes of inspiration.
I begin by adding and subtracting pigment as an etcher wipes a plate, always working light to dark. The result is a composition of luminous layers of translucent color, with spontaneous drawing introduced throughout the process. I seek to balance the energy of drawing and the serenity of open space. My goal as an artist is to create powerful images that invite the viewer to move away from certainty and experience something new… even years after the first encounter.” — AR
Anne Raymond was born in Washington, D.C., and grew up in Dallas, Texas. A graduate of the University of Texas, she went on to study at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Raymond’s paintings and monotypes have been featured in group exhibitions in galleries and cultural centers throughout the United States, including the Sears Peyton Gallery and Robert Steele Gallery in New York City; the Peter Bartlow Gallery in Chicago; the Butters Gallery in Portland, OR; the Gail Harvey Gallery in Santa Monica; Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art, Sarasota, FL; and the Lizan-Tops Gallery, East Hampton, NY, among others.
Raymond’s work is also in the permanent collections of major museums including The Boston Museum of Fine Arts and The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin, as well as in numerous private and corporate collections. She maintains a studio in East Hampton, NY.
rotating exhibit of current & recently sold work
ANNE RAYMOND speaks to folioeast’s COCO MYERS
CM/ WHAT IS YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?
AR/ With both my oil paintings and my monotypes I’m interested in combining subtle glazes with dramatic drawing. I make many of my tools… and I am still learning to stop working on a piece before the freshness escapes.
CM/ DOES LIVING ON THE EAST END INFLUENCE YOUR SUBJECT?
AR/ Yes. The sea, bay, sky and evergreen forest are ever present influences. The translucent light is majestic. Every season has its unique character.
CM/ WHAT BROUGHT YOU TO THE EAST END?
AR/ The abstract expressionist movement was of interest to me before studying art in college. And I bought a home in East Hampton with a large studio in 1994.
CM/ ARE THERE ANY PARTICULAR EAST END ARTISTS LIVING YOU’D LOVE TO LIVE WITH?
AR/ I would love to have a Joan Mitchell and a de Kooning from the late 50s and early 60s.