Raymond Leech RSMA EAGMA IEA(prov)
Raymond is continuously looking for something new that excites him and offers a challenge. His figurative themed works include seascapes, landscapes and evocative dance subjects, depicting movement, rhythm and romance.
Raymond mainly works in oils on canvas and on board for smaller works, also in watercolour and mixed media. He paints mainly from life using models and other references that he has gathered together over the years to build up a large stock of material that he can dip into when he needs.
Raymond was born in Great Yarmouth and now lives in Oulton Broad Lowestoft. From 1965/1970 he studied fine art and graphics at the Great Yarmouth College of Art. Originally he made a living in graphic design but as demand for his paintings grew he eventually made the decision to take up painting full time.
Raymond first exhibited with the Royal Society of Marine Artists in 1985 and became a full member the following year. He is also a member of the East Anglian Group of Marine Artists and member of the Guild of Norwich Painters. He has also won numerous awards including the Charles Pears prize at the RSMA, prize winner in Not the Turner Prize, a finalist in the Singer Friedlander Watercolour competition and finalist in the Hunting Group painting awards.
His original work has been exhibited throughout the UK, the USA, London and also held in private collections in Dubai, Spain, New Zealand, France, South Africa, Australia, and Oman. Raymond has had his dance and romantic noir work reproduced as open and limited edition prints by publishers Felix Rosenstiels and have sold worldwide.
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