Thank you for visiting my website,
My name is Raymond Doward and I love to spend time with my family with my grandchildren at the top of the list. I have a special love for music and I play the organ and piano for my church. I have been seriously painting for over sixteen years and have received two grants from the arts counsel where I live here in Batavia NY. With one grant I have had the pleasure of working with 6 children ages 8 – 12 who helped me paint a mural on one of the buildings in my city with the theme being “Children make the world go around”. This was by far one of the greatest satisfactions I have had with my art career. Seeing the children with a sense of accomplishment as they viewed their finished project gave me faith and hope that they would use that experience to build upon for future accomplishments Their pictures as well as a write -up were in the newspaper along with mine. Again thank you for stopping by and as always satisfaction is always guaranteed with my works of art!
I have been a giver for most of my life giving 10% of my working income to the church and other organizations for over 30 years. I truly believe that it is more blessed to give than to receive. All of my paintings on this site include a 50% donation to DayStar Christian Television, needy family organizations such as Salvation Army etc. So your money goes a long way when you purchase one of my paintings. Thank you!