Raymond K. Giddens was born in Nashville, Georgia in 1943. He studied art at the University of Georgia and graduated there in 1969. His career was in environmental design and the business he founded was Environmental Arts in Greenville, SC.
In retirement, he returned to college and studied sculpture at Clemson. He has been creating metal sculpture in his barn studio on his farm in Simpsonville, SC. He works mostly in welded steel, sometimes relieving it with brass and/or stained glass. Several of his larger welded metal sculptures are on display in the city of Greenville, SC.