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Loom Weaving
Watercolor painting

Randy Palmer

 

Media: Oil, Acrylics, Gouache

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Artist Statement
I enjoy being out in nature and my art reflects that. I primarily paint landscape scenes, much of it done en plein air. Taking the time to enjoy a location, soaking up the sights, sounds, smells and feeling the air of a site, has been a joy. Capturing the visual cues and sharing them in the form of a painting is my goal.
Artist Biography
A Wisconsin native, Randy grew up in a rural area that overlooked pastures, marshes and swamps and with distant views of the Baraboo Bluffs. An early interest in art led to private lessons with a friend of his grandmother who studied under Scottsdale and Jackson Hole artist, Bill Freeman. Randy began painting landscapes in oils at the age of twelve and oils have remained the primary medium for his work. He received an Associate of Arts degree at UWC Baraboo/Sauk County with advanced credits in Art. He wanted to pursue a career that encompassed both the love for nature and the outdoors with art and the field of landscape architecture seemed like a good fit. He completed his Bachelor of Sciences, Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison. His work in three dimensional landscapes culminated in a twenty eight year career as Grounds Manager and Landscape Architect at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
After retiring he found a renewed interest in his art. Recently Randy took up the challenge of painting en plein air, experimenting with oils, gouache and acrylic gouache. Randy and his wife now live near Chippewa Falls on a property with frontage on the Chippewa River.
Select Awards
2022 Best River, Go Paint Chippewa Valley, Spring
2022 Best of Show, Quick Paint, Go Paint Chippewa Valley, Spring
2021 Best River, Go Paint Chippewa Valley, Fall
2020 Best of Show, Quick Paint, Go Paint Chippewa Valley, Fall

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