Born T. Willie Raney in Washington, D.C., Raney received a B.F.A. from Ithaca College in 1979. During the 1980’s and 90’s she has exhibited in New York City, Port Chester, Silvermine Guild, Norwalk and Essex, Connecticut. She was invited to participate in two shows featuring the works of African Americans at Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut. In 1990, she graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a Master’s in Art Education and began a career as an art educator in the public schools where she has won numerous awards. She joined the artists of Gallery One CT in 2012. Her work seeks to create both physical and spiritual balance using influences from objects found in nature, especially those with texture, light and rhythm. Her current work combines printmaking, watercolor and collage with a focus on layers, text and illumination. “I’m always trying to push the boundaries of underlying structures and how layers can be defined.” Raney’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, CT.