About Raymond

Artist Raymond Marks with his Saber-Tooth Cat

Artist Raymond Marks with his Saber-Tooth Cat

Artist Statement

I create three-dimensional sculptures to challenge my ability to shape steel into all types of images and to demonstrate malleability of something as hard as steel. I like to combine different mediums of steel and heat to schieve various colors without the use of paint.

I want the viewer to be drawn to the color and texture of my sculptures and to be pulled in close to try and figure our what my sculptures are made out of and how I made them.  I feel that hand-welding my sculptures instead of casting them gives me more freedom to obtain the color and texture they need to look unique.


1996-1997  2 Years Apprenticeship with Michael McDonald (Artist of steel sculpture and functional art) – Aledo, Texas



  • “Trinity Arts Guild” – Open juried show

    Euless, Texas

  • Ridgmar Mall Arts Festival

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • Rio Brazos Art Festival “An Individual Juried Exhibition,” Tarlton State University

    Granbury, Texas


  • Alpine Art Gallery “Opening Night”

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • Fall Main Street ARt Festival

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • Main Street Art Festival

    Grapevine, Texas


  • Art and Wine Festival

    Grapevine, Texas

  • “Fall Gallery Night” Pease and Cobb Antiques

    Fort Worth, Texas


  • Deep Ellum Art Festival
    Dallas, Texas


  • Pecan Street Art Festival

    Austin, Texas

Honors & Awards

Honorable Mention (Trinity Arts Guild)

Euless, Texas


  • Texas Jewish Post (Holocaust Memorial Sculpture)

    April 24, 2003

  • Sea Galleria of Texas Catalog

    Highland Village, Texas

Related Skills

Welding experience

Mig, Tig and Ark-Cutting Torch, Brazing, Spot-welding, Metal Shears, Brake and Roll Machines, Plasma Torch, etc.


Band Saws, Table Saws, Circular Saws, Jig Saw and Hand Tools

Work Experience

  • 2002-Present &em; Advanced Mobility of Texas

    Customizing Vehicles for the Handicapped

    Fort Worth, Texas

  • 1997-Present &em;
    R.E.M. Company, Fort Worth, Texas
    Self-employed Artist of Custom Furniture and Steel Sculpture
  • 199601997 &em; Welder/Fabricator for Artist Michael McDonald

    Aledo, Texas

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