Booth #: GS15
Artist bio: “We are the products of our imaginations” r. smith
Randall Smith combines his photographic imagery with acrylic paint, pastels, and colored pencils to create eye-catching mixed media art.
Randall was born in Orlando, Florida. His father transferred there during the height of the Cold War to help open McCoy Air Force Base. Randall grew up as Orlando grew. He watched the first rockets launched from Cape Canaveral from his back porch and experienced Orlando’s boom after Disney moved in.
Randall attended Seminole State College and the University of Central Florida, earning a BFA in drawing. He started doing sidewalk art shows while in college. Since then, he has exhibited at numerous galleries and museums, including the Maitland Art Center, the Orlando Museum of Art, and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (now Rollins Museum of Art). Randall’s work has been acquired for many permanent collections, including the City of Orlando and, most recently, the Appleton Museum of Art.
Randall and his wife, ceramic artist Cheryl Mackey Smith, live in Fairview, NC, just outside of Asheville. When they’re not in their studio creating new work, you can find them hiking and fishing in the mountains of Western North Carolina and doting on their beloved lab.
Artist Statement: Collaged Imagery with acrylic paint, pastels, pencils, charcoal and polymer. Mounted on boxed panels with float frame.