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About The Artist/Raymond Thornton
An accomplished painter, Raymond Thornton hails from Northwest Indiana. He began his fine art training at the age of fifteen at the Drisi Studio Academy of Fine Art and then continued his studies at The American Academy of Art of Chicago. Raymond’s work fits into the traditions of overly elaborate ornamentation with a meticulous academic process that has clear and easily interpreted details producing drama and tension. His art process begins with adding a first layer of paint and then gradually building subsequent layers on top of each other until the final desired effect is achieved. Raymond”s work has been exhibited nationally and he has won numerous awards. His talent has been recognized and rewarded by museums and institutions such as the Oil Painters of America, The Portrait Society of America, Allied Artists of America and The Art Renewal Center to name a few. In addition to his studio work Raymond takes on a variety of portrait commissions.
Behind The Art
The Visions of Roses of Earl Serious of paintings were inspired by the many extensive stays that Georgia and Raymond had at Riley Children’s Hospital. During Georgia’s treatments they were given a hospital room. Georgia liked to get out of her room and wanted to be carried through the hall way. Raymond would pick her up with one hand and with the other push her pump that she was connected to. Each day they would circle the ward many times. On the walls were photographs of different animals and bugs. Since Georgia was just learning to speak, Raymond would go up to each picture and try to teach Georgia what the animal was. He would say this is a ladybug and this is a bumblebee and so forth. Looking at these pictures inspired Raymond to add them into his art. The first painting of the serious, ” TITLE,” he added white butterflies. This is also significant because on the day of his father’s funeral an entire grouping of white butterflies passed over the graveyard. Since then whenever he saw a white butterfly it signified a special meaning connected to his father. He thought it appropriate to connect the two stories and begin this new serious with the butterflies.
Our Charitable Partner/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
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