We are a small family business of artists. Our passionate staff works hard to make and deliver our panels to you. And while we would not exist without our entire staff, we invite you to meet the creative female forces behind Raymar.
Catherine Dietrich Founder / Artist
Catherine is the creator and visionary idea master behind Raymar. She loves to dream up new products and art solutions. Her ultimate goal is to provide her fellow artists with the best supplies so they are free to create.
Outside the office, you will find Catherine passionately painting in her studio. A true artist since birth, she beats to her own creative drum. Catherine draws inspiration from many artists, but her favorites include Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and the Bay Area Figurative Artists.
When she eventually takes off her artist apron and business beret, Catherine also loves to work in her beautiful rose garden, pen short stories, visit art museums, attend the symphony and ballet, interior decorate and travel to Paris.
Emilie C. Dietrich President / Creative Director
Emilie is the creative and business brains behind Raymar's marketing, graphic design and operations. You will often meet Emilie at art events running our Raymar booth or portrait modeling for artists.
Prior to Raymar life, Emilie was a foreign exchange trader and commodity broker in Chicago. Financially successful yet creatively stifled, she dreamed of an artistic life. Then opportunity knocked in 2008 when Catherine needed a business partner to fill John's shoes. Emilie traded finance for art, picked up the reigns of Raymar to continue her father's legacy and never looked back.
When Emilie is not directing Raymar, you will find her playing with watercolors, making French patisseries, practicing classical piano (Beethoven is her favorite) or collecting her next passport stamp.
Elizabeth Aspland General Manager / Customer Service
Elizabeth is our queen of customer service, the voice of Raymar and our expert in all things shipping and accounting. Between juggling phone lines, processing orders or answering your special requests, she keeps our office running like a well oiled machine, all with a friendly smile.
Elizabeth joined Raymar with a strong background in communications and social work, which is why she delivers such stellar service. Despite a background not in art, now after 14 years with Raymar, she is a font of technical art materials knowledge and has developed a sincere appreciation for the talent and passion involved in creating a work of art.
When she takes a break from our phone lines, you will find Elizabeth spending time with her husband and two beautiful children, going to hockey games and reading. She expresses her artistry with her amazing custom cupcakes and baked goods along with some occasional event planning and catering adventures.