My name is Raymond Doward and I have been seriously painting and drawing for over 15 years. I am primarily a self-taught artist who has put in numerous hours of study as well as learning through trial and error through the numerous art shows and related events I have had the opportunity of networking with and participating in. My art and commission works are in the homes of hundreds of private collectors Nationally and internationally.One of the highlights of my career has been having the opportunity to work with children ages 8-12 on a large mural. This Mural was painted on a major buiding in my city which was funded by an art grant which I recieved. The title of this project was entitled "children make the world go around" and the reward I received was to experience the joy and excitement on the childrens faces as they viewed what they had helped to create.