Raymond J. Gilbert (born 1966) American artist born in Lynn, Massachusetts. Studied at Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University (BFA 1993). Working in multiple mixed mediums in a neo expressionist style. Drawing much from northern European art traditions and current life events he creates a dialogue as a contemporary historical painter. His creative process generally starts like a De Kooning painting, throwing sweeping lines and pulling out abstract forms which begin to materialize into a basic composition (which may or may not have a preconceived agenda). Pulling in image and working out details with active sketchbooks and cell phone images. A work is deemed finished when a coherent balance between color, space and form has been accomplished. (Theme being that which develops / evolves as its build.) Gilbert has won awards in painting and printmaking, his works can be found in private collection in North America, Canada, Europe and South Africa.