I am 72 years old. I started my painting practice in 1982
with the sculptor and painter, Antonio Salemme (1892-1995). I was very
fortunate to have met him, and it is his example as an artist
that has been my inspiration to this day!

I do landscape, portraits and still life compositions in oils,
watercolors and various drawing mediums,
including drypoint engravings.

I practice the aesthetics of spontaneity. What I strive for
and value in a work of art is a balance of brush, color, motif,
and artistic personality. This is not primarily an intellectual process,
but an intuitive and soulful expression.

[You can view more of William DeRaymond’s work at his website.]

ART@EPL is the library’s exciting partnership with the Lehigh Art Alliance and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council. The series is funded through a grant from PA Partners in the Arts, making it possible for area residents to enjoy free art lectures and workshops from local artists working in pastels, charcoal, sculpture, and watercolor among others.

Visit the ART@EPL page to see all the artists who have led workshops and exhibited work at the library as part of ART@EPL.