Media: Oil, Acrylics, Gouache
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A Wisconsin native, Randy grew up near Wisconsin Dells 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 for Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Wisconsin Madison.
Randy works in three-dimensional landscapes culminated in a twenty eight year career as Grounds Manager and Landscape Architect at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. Simultaneously, he pursued a passion for sailing on Lake Superior where he and his wife, Sandy, cruised for over twenty years. After retiring and scaling back the sailing he has found a renewed interest in his art. More recently Randy took up the challenge of painting 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.
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