The Raymar Family
We are a mother-daughter family business of artists. Our passionate staff works hard to make and deliver our panels to you. While we would not exist without our entire staff, we invite you to meet the creative female forces behind Raymar.
Emilie C. Dietrich Owner / Creative Director
Emilie is captain of the Raymar ship. She is the creative and business brains behind Raymar. It is her mission and passion to add more beauty and meaning to the world by crafting art panels with the finest materials. It is her hope that with the right foundation for one’s artwork, artists can bring their creative visions to life.
Prior to Raymar, Emilie graduated from the University of Notre Dame’s business school and became a foreign exchange and commodity broker with the Chicago Board of Trade. Financially successful yet creatively stifled, she left finance in search of a more artistic life and attended Parsons School of Design in NYC. In 2008, Emilie was called to carry on her family's business. Emilie took up the reins of Raymar and has grown the company into one of the leading producers of archival art panels in the industry.
When Emilie is not directing Raymar, you will find her painting watercolors, portrait modeling for artists, baking French patisseries, playing classical piano or collecting her next passport stamp.
Catherine Dietrich Founder / Artist
Catherine is the creative idea master behind Raymar and the reason we exist. 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.