Carving has been a way of life for Roger Raymond since his early years. As a young boy he was sent to work for a carver who produced commercial cigar store Indians, and he continued to hone his craft for the next fifty years.
Carving was Roger's main occupation, although in recent years he has entered into a retirement from most of his commercial work. He supplements his income by fishing, trapping and cultivating a very large garden. His is a totally self-supporting rural lifestyle.
Roger's subjects were at first his own renditions of the classic life size cigar store indian, as well as some totem poles. As he grew older he introduced smaller items in his repertoire including cows, pigs, ducks, swans, fish, beavers and frogs. He also experimented with enormous carvings of dinosaurs, giraffes and bears designed with removable parts for ease of transport.
His style is very primitive and his pieces have a strong direct appeal. Roger Raymond lives with his wife near Ste. Eulalie, Quebec.