Jean Paul Raymond
JeanPaul Raymond grew up in northern Maine with French as his first language and a passion for visual arts. For as long as he can remember, he had a pencil in hand illustrating farm equipment or a US Airforce plane. In the late 1950’s was his first urban experience here in Worcester while visiting his brothers. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1969, he taught art in the Worcester Public Schools in the early 70’s followed by running a small graphic arts business in the late 70’s.The city of Worcester became a fascination of his, having painted its skyline in the 1970’s and again in the past few years. The Worcester Commons has a quaintness that compels me to capture its allure with the city hall as an anchor. It is for me a most beautiful architectural structure within the common.