J. Tim Raymond has resided in Western New York since 1990 after beginning his career in the early 1970s in Baltimore, Washington DC, New York, and Austin. A former instructor of fine arts, museum worker, and arts activity specalist, Raymond is a frequent participant in gallery shows throughout the greater Buffalo Niagara region and his reviews of gallery exhibitions have been published in ARTVOICE and THE PUBLIC. Host of "Take Off," an audio podcast that appears on Think Twice Radio features his interviews of individuals active in the arts community. He also sketches of performers on Buffalo stages and is an actor/setpainter withThe Subversive Theatre Collective.
As a practicing painter and mixed media artist, my inspiration arises from the traditions of still life, landscape and figurative composition. By working the surface, I hope to achieve an adjustment of scale, light, and density into a presence of the imagined form. My nonsequitur photo collages are a process of altering the appearance of found print media materials by finding a humorous situation in an aesthetic context that reflects an essential human condition while keeping an eye on maintaining light, shadow, and color tones. I have also worked with found materials to arrange metaphoric expressions as assemblage.