Artist Information

Artists are invited to submit work on the theme:   

  "What country do rains come from?"     

                                                            

We are pleased to have as our 2021 Visual Arts Juror Kalamazoo area artist Randy Walker

Randy Walker is a versatile artist who works with oil, acrylic, pastel, and stone carving. Randy also uses a multimedia approach on wood panels to create organic or atmospheric works. Many of the still-lifes have a realistic look at first look, but then you realize there is a narration beyond the subject matter. This is evident when the subject of pears, a favorite still-life subject, are used to illustrate this sense of story about situations of the human experience. 

 

Randy was born and raised in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He studied graphic design and illustration at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, and at the Art Center School of Design in Los Angeles. Working in Chicago and San Francisco, Kalamazoo, and held positions as an Illustrator, graphic designer, and art director and creative director in advertising.

 

Randy has taught drawing and stone-sculpture classes at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, and foundation art part-time at Western Michigan University, served Advisory Boards for the Center for New Media at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Bach Festival Chorus Board, Friends of the Richmond Centre for Visual Art, at Western Michigan University, and Ninth Wave Studio.

 

Now retired from commercial work, Randy continues as a practicing artist in Kalamazoo area.

You can see Randy's work at:

            http://www.randywalker-art.com/Welcome.html

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