Doug Randall
Doug Randall

About Doug Randall

Represented Artist

I am a NW Arkansas artist. I was born in upstate New York in 1946. There as a child, I was introduced to art by watching the plein air artists painting the foliage in the Lake District.

I had no formal art training, but was encouraged by my wife. Suzy, to try painting. After a few attempts and my first sale, our family headed to Charlottesville VA so that I could attend the Holden School of Art in 1974. There I learned some new painting techniques using oil paints.

Raising Two children and building a house put my painting on hold and I didn’t get the urge to paint again until 1993, almost 20 years later. I entered a painting in a juried show at the Sager Creek Arts Center Competitive Show in Siloam Springs Arkansas, where I won my first award. This inspired me to develop my hidden passion to paint.

Over the years, I have shown in several galleries in the Midwest along with opening the Rocky Creek Art Gallery in Fayetteville, AR.

In 2002 I had the once in a lifetime chance to show my art at the Off Broadway Galley in London, England.

I call my art “Mindscapes’. I see what I want to see in my mind and I paint it. It is a composite of places and experiences, which create illusion and emotion. My work could be abstract, impressionistic, or traditional. I love the play of colors and how they compliment each other. Many of my patrons have said “It reminds me of someplace I’ve been before” and for me that's what my painting is all about.

About the art

I am a NW Arkansas artist. I was born in upstate New York in 1946. There as a child, I was introduced to art by watching the plein air artists painting the foliage in the Lake District.

I had no formal art training, but was encouraged by my wife. Suzy, to try painting. After a few attempts and my first sale, our family headed to Charlottesville VA so that I could attend the Holden School of Art in 1974. There I learned some new painting techniques using oil paints.

Raising Two children and building a house put my painting on hold and I didn’t get the urge to paint again until 1993, almost 20 years later. I entered a painting in a juried show at the Sager Creek Arts Center Competitive Show in Siloam Springs Arkansas, where I won my first award. This inspired me to develop my hidden passion to paint.

Over the years, I have shown in several galleries in the Midwest along with opening the Rocky Creek Art Gallery in Fayetteville, AR.

In 2002 I had the once in a lifetime chance to show my art at the Off Broadway Galley in London, England.

I call my art “Mindscapes’. I see what I want to see in my mind and I paint it. It is a composite of places and experiences, which create illusion and emotion. My work could be abstract, impressionistic, or traditional. I love the play of colors and how they compliment each other. Many of my patrons have said “It reminds me of someplace I’ve been before” and for me that's what my painting is all about.