Raymond Martin is a child psychologist and self-taught painter. He was born in 1958 in Québec and has called Moncton home for more than 20 years. 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 labyrinth patterns.
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. PHOTO SOURCE: Acadie Nouvelle / Sylvie Mousseau