About the Artist
Paul Raymonde has been a professional artist for more than 30 years. He started by working as a cartoonist and illustrator for newspapers and magazines and then ran a decorative painting company specialising in trompe l’oeil and murals, and even won a commission from the Tate Gallery to decorate the walls for the Grand Tour Exhibition in 1997. Throughout this time he has regularly appeared at weddings and corporate events drawing live caricatures of the guests. These days he spend more time fulfilling his passion for watercolour by painting live at events and holding plein-air watercolour workshops in Barcelona.
Some time ago a friend of his asked him to come and paint at her wedding and to try to catch the mood as the day unfolded. It was amazingly popular with the guests and of course, the finished artwork made a fabulous memento to remind them of the day. Since then Paul has been offering live paintings as an event service and has appeared not only at weddings but at other types of functions including birthday parties, barmitzvahs and corporate events.
Paul Speaks working French, Italian and basic Spanish as well as his native English.