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Raymond Martin

Artist's CV

 

Raymond Martin, Matching the House, 2011, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

MATCHING THE HOUSE
oil on canvas
11 x 14 in.
unframed
$625

 

Raymond Martin, Chat Roux, 2013, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

CHAT ROUX
oil on canvas
11 x 14 in.
unframed
$625

 

 

Raymond Martin, 3 chatons, oil on canvas, 12 x 14 in.

3 CHATONS
oil on canvas
12 x 14 in.
unframed
$650

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Raymond Martin, 2 oiseaux et une petite chatte, 2011, oil on canvas, 11 x 14 in.

2 OISEAUX ET UNE PETITE CHATTE
oil on canvas
11 x 14 in.
unframed
$625


 

Raymond Martin, 3 Oisillons, 2013, oil on canvas, 14 x 11 in.

3 OISILLONS
oil on canvas
14 x 11 in.
unframed
SOLD

 

Raymond Martin, Le Jour se Lêve, oil on canvas, 18 x 12 in.

LE JOUR SE LEVE
oil on canvas
18 x 12 in.
unframed
$750

Raymond Martin, Approchez, oil on canvas, 11 x 11 in.

APPROCHEZ
oil on canvas
11 x 11 in.
framed dimension: 11.75 x 11.75 in.

$550

 

Raymond Martin, Décrouvir une fleur

DÉCOUVRIR UNE FLEUR
oil on canvas
11 x 11 in.
framed dimension: 11.75 x 11.75 in.
$550

 

 

Raymond Martin, Au Restaurant: 3 Femmes, oil on board

AU RESTAURANT: 3 FEMMES
oil on board
30 x 48 in.
unframed
$3,500


 

Raymond Martin, Bella II, oil on canvas, 4 x 5 in.

BELLA II
oil on canvas
4 x 5 in.
unframed
SOLD

 

 

Raymond Martin, Bella the Cat, oil on canvas, 5 x 4 in.

BELLA THE CAT
oil on canvas
5 x 4 in.
unframed
SOLD

 

 

Raymond Martin, Bella III, oil on canvas, 4 x 5 in.

BELLA III
oil on canvas
4 x 5 in.
unframed
$225

 

Raymond Martin is a child psychologist and self-taught painter. He was born in 1958 at Lac-a-la-Croix, Lac-Saint-Jean, Québec and has called Moncton home for more than 20 years.

"Raymond Martin transposes the beauty and wonder of the world into remarkable paintings of simplified outlines and flattened views that resonate as material analogues for the unconscious, the mythical and the spiritual. Incised lines in thick impasto lead us along circuitous paths and decorative labyrinthe patterns into a nonlineal, transpersonal 'Dream Time'.

As an expression of the spontaneous, intuitive self, of the awakening child within, Martin's art may be linked to the history of 'childlike' works by 20th century artists like Picasso, Klee and Dubuffet. Within the Moncton Acadian art scene, his work shares affinities with the ebullient 'Neo-folk' paintings of Yvon Gallant, Nancy Morin and Francis Coutellier. Integrating a deep awareness of the psychological power and magic of children's drawings, his enchanted vision poetically melds the Cartesian split between inner human consciousness and the objective reality of the world outside." (excerpts from the essay "The Enchanted Vision of Raymond Martin" by Terry Graff, January 1994)

Raymond's paintings are found in important public collections, including the Canada Council Art Bank, Foreign Affairs Canada, the New Brunswick Art Bank and the Beaverbrook Art Gallery collection, as well as corporate and private collections. He has exhibited in many solo and group exhibitions since 1985.

ARTIST STATEMENT:

"These works evoke the different states in which each was created, stemming from a recollection, an anecdote, a whimsical delirium or all of these combined.

The human being is represented alone, in relationship with an object, sowing, transforming or creating it, in a determined geographical location. The content emphasizes the internal dynamics within the individual, with a view to introspection."

HOW THE PETITCODIAC RIVER BECAME MUDDY
book in three languages
Text by: Marguerite Maillet, Serena M. Sock and Allison Mitcham
Illustrated by: Raymond Martin
softcover: $9.95
hardcover: $14.95