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Raymond's Bio:


The drawing I have submitted for the art show pertains to a true event. My daughter was 6 years of age when she saw the first birth of my Pitbull. After a few weeks, she visited the puppies every day when she came home from school. I told her “You can have one of the puppies and the rest will be given to friends and family” she picked the runt of the litter and the bond was inseparable. I helped her raise her puppy and the friendship between her and the puppy was forever.


How and why about drawing:

My dad was an artist himself. His medium was pastel chalk. He drew landscapes and waterfalls, and sometimes sunsets. My interest in art started at a very early age. From 4 years old I drew things what I was looking at and what interest me to draw. As I grew older, I went from drawing cars, planes, all types of ships, landscapes, and sunsets until I was 28 years old. I started to draw animals, sea-life, birds, insects, flowers and people. I wanted to do more and I continued to advance my art to a different level.

Raymond 1178 - The Bond [Poster 12 x 16]

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    Our artists come up with innovative ways of creating their art since they have limited access to art supplies. They may create their drawings on envelopes, and folders, or render their drawings on two pages. This is why you might see a line in the middle of their drawing.

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  • This is an unmatted poster print.

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