Raymundo Gonzalez was born in Guadalajara, Mexico on February 4, 1950. As a child he was exposed to the rich supply of architectural, cultural, and artistic displays that were part of his hometown. Borrowing from the influences of Guadalajara, it s no surprise that Gonzalez pursued a life and career in the arts. Soon after receiving a degree in Art at the Academy of Art in Veracruz, Gonzalez graduated from the Autonomous University of Morelos School of Architecture. He began practicing architecture but continued painting and drawing all the while and ultimately made the transition from architect to full-time artist. Gonzalez currently lives and works in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He has participated in a number of exhibits in Mexico, Ireland, and the United States. He has a permanent collection in Puerto Vallarta.