Portrait Gallery: Joan and Raymon Anderson
Raymon and Joan Anderson’s Redlands home is filled with art.
Wall space is dedicated mostly to Joan’s two-dimensional artwork: intricate collages and paintings mostly in bold acrylics or watercolor.
Free space on the tops of tables, fireplaces or pedestals is given to Raymon, a sculptor primarily in clay and bronze.
Joan, 70, Sculpture created by Raymon Anderson. a professional artist for nearly 50 years, keeps her studio space upstairs. Raymon, 72, a professional artist since retiring in the mid-1990s after a long career as a Nebraska veterinarian, works in a studio downstairs.
“But he’s far more talented than I am,” Joan said with a smile.
The couple moved to the Grand Valley in 2001 for the climate, the art community, the proximity to Joan’s sister and the foundry in Paonia, they said.
Raymon’s work can be seen in a sculpture at Fifth and Main streets that is part of Art on the Corner’s permanent exhibit.
The couple also have pieces at St. Mary’s Hospital and are building decorations for HopeWest’s gala in January.
Joan will display artwork in the “Color of Dreams” show at Mesa County Libraries’ Central Library on Friday, Nov. 1, as part of Culture Fest 2013.
The couple occasionally exhibit locally but typically receive commissions or sell work through word of mouth.
Joan has a small website through the Commission on Arts & Culture, gjarts.org.