Raymond was born in Alice Springs. He grew up in Hermansberg were both his parents are from. It was here in Hermansberg that he learnt to paint by watching his grandfather Arnold Ebatarinja painting with water colors. Raymond produces dry point etchings, paintings and soft sculptures.
Raymond is an artist with Yarrenyty Arltere Artists, a Western Arrernte community arts enterprise. It is part of the Yarrenyty Arltere Learning Centre; an intergenerational program that began in 2000 as a response to the chronic social distress faced by families. It has helped people to rebuild lives. The art centre has been at the heart of this healing. It is an Indigenous owned and managed organisation. Profits from sales go to the artists and towards the purchase of materials.