Randy has enjoyed a varied and interesting creative path since her artistic career began in the 1970’s. Finding early success in figure drawing and portraiture, she also became well known for her hand painted fabrics that were transformed into one of kind decorative items for the home. After settling in South Florida, she continued studying the figure and began developing her oil painting technique. A one-woman show in Fort Lauderdale lead to a period of working with interior designers on residential and commercial projects requiring intricate finishing techniques, color mixing, murals, and trompe l’oeil work.
During one such undertaking at a Fort Lauderdale nursing home, Randy founded the “Art on Walls Project.” Dedicated to involving people living in institutions in the creative process, it emphasized art and communication as part of the healing and nurturing endeavor. In one area, a 100’ mural took nearly a year to complete. In another area focusing on patients with Alzheimer’s, smaller murals were painted to give the illusion of shelving with items familiar to the residents.
In 2003 her figurative paintings were juried into the Paradise City Arts Festival. Following that Randy traveled extensively in outdoor and indoor art shows from her new home in North Carolina to Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida.
Since 2008 Randy has partnered with UMAR Arts Center in Charlotte, teaching art techniques to adults with developmental disabilities. www.umarinfo.com
In 2012 while reworking a painting, Randy went a bit too far and dug deep into the wood, her favorite substrate. It was a pivotal moment for her, leading to classes in carving, purchasing power tools and learning from many fine woodworkers. She adds a variety of mediums to her wood work including fiber and beading.
Randy studied Fine Art at the Community College in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia College of Art, and Broward County Community College in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In addition, she gives credit to many inspirational and talented private