Born in 1950, Raymond Arnold studied teaching and art in Victoria, Australia before developing his professional career while living in Tasmania. Over the last thirty five years Raymond has helped run an artist’s co-operative in Hobart, lectured at the Tasmanian School of Art, been Chief Examiner for HSC Art, printed thousands of screen print posters for community groups, worked as an artist in mining towns, schools and Universities, completed public art commissions, participated in Arts Tasmania and Australia council committees and received a Federation medal for services to the Art Community. He currently lives in Queenstown, Western Tasmania, where for ten years he directed Landscape Art Research Queenstown (LARQ) which fostered exhibitions, workshops, residencies and forums.
Raymond Arnold has held over 50 solo exhibitions of his paintings and prints in Australia, Europe and the US and has participated in many group shows. He is represented in collections across the world including the Imperial War Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the Bibliotheque Nationale and the Musee Courbet in France. In Australia, the National Gallery, the Australian Parliament House and various State and regional Galleries have Raymond Arnold artworks in their collection.