Raymond Majerski is a Connecticut native, born in Hartford and raised in Glastonbury that has been drawing since he could hold a pencil. He received one of the first Associate of Fine Arts degrees from Manchester Community College under the instruction of Robert Manning, John Stevens, Suzanne Howes-Stevens and Barbra Solomon. He completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston where he studied painting with Peter Wayne Lewis. Majerski was granted a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Hoffberger School of Painting at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore where he studied with Grace Hartigan and Dominique Nahas. Majerski is a gay “recovering” Roman Catholic and history enthusiast. He is a figurative, representational artist that views classical painting as his cultural inheritance. Yet, he is not bound by any set rules of art-making. He creates metaphorically charged images, which seem to reveal scenes from an undiscovered epic. Analogous to viewing stills from an obscure film, or panels from non-existent comic books, the viewer is granted the freedom to create his or her own narrative, thus beginning the dialogue between audience and artist. Majerski has spent much time traveling in the United Kingdom and the United States. He now maintains his home and studio in East Hartford, Connecticut.