One of the reasons that I have chosen to take on the moniker of New Gottland is to connect me to the artistic heritage that influences my esthetic preoccupations and motives. Perhaps the man that represents this heritage most wholly for me is Lester Raymer.
Though I never met him, I should have. The first time that I visited the Red Barn Studio in Lindsborg, Kansas I knew at once he had been a kindred spirit from whom I could have learned much.
Unfortunately there are precious few images available at the Red Barn Studio website. I’ll be sure to take some photos next time I’m there. In the mean time you can check out Julie-Ann Neywick’s collection of photos on Flickr.