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Interconnected Artist Spotlight: Raymond Chow

About Raymond Chow:

Raymond Chow is an internationally renowned artist based in Vancouver, Canada.

Throughout his career, Raymond has met many public figureheads and has been commissioned to paint portraitures of them. Some have included Clint Eastwood, Sunny and Cher, and Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.

Other collector’s of Raymond Chow’s paintings have included Indira Gandhi, Paul Anka, Raymond Burr, Gordon Lightfoot, and David Lam.

Raymond Chow has exhibited with some of the most prominent contemporary artists in the world including AJ Casson, Andrew Wyeth, and many more.

Raymond Chow won his early recognition in his teenage years when many art dealers would come knocking on his parent’s door with cash in hand, eager to buy a Raymond Chow drawing.

In the mid-1950’s, Raymond began his art career drawing black ink drawings of Vancouver’s buildings. His drawings sold for around $50 in the 1950’s, artwork created by his favorite 25 cent ball point pen.

Afterwards, Chow decided to pick up a Chinese brush and start painting with acrylics beginning with a group of paintings he called the “Green Series.”

After painting in green tones, he changed to reds and whites, eventually leading to a series of paintings called the “Red Series” and a series called the “White Gown Series”. Raymond has travelled throughout the world with his rabbit-haired Chinese brush, wooden easel, and a few canvases, always ready to capture a glimpse of history wherever he went.

Throughout his career, Raymond has met many public figureheads and has been commissioned to paint portraitures of them. Some have included Clint Eastwood, Sunny and Cher, and Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia.

Other collectors of Raymond Chow’s paintings have included Indira Gandhi, Paul Anka,
Raymond Burr, Gordon Lightfoot, and David Lam.

In the past 20 years, Raymond has experimented with abstracts. He once said that abstracts were the most challenging of all the works he had ever created because of the visualization needed to create them. However, for something so difficult to create, Raymond has managed to create a fine collection of abstracts. He has even created a group of abstracts he calls the “Circuit Series” using computers parts from motherboards and fans mixed with acrylic paint.

Raymond Chow has exhibited with some of the most prominent contemporary artists in the world including AJ Casson, Andrew Wyeth, and many more. He has a lengthy art career of over 50 years where his artwork has gone from art galleries across Canada to as far as the Royal Palace of India in Rajasthan. Now, he enjoys his time traveling around British Columbia and supporting the Arts in Vancouver.

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