Randall Sexton

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Randall Sexton
Judge For: July 2010

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   California based artist, Randall Sexton, is nationally known for the color and expressive brushwork in his oil paintings of “everyday” scenes. He is described as a “painters’ painter” by Jean Stern (Director for The Irvine Museum of Art). In his words, “As one of the premier contemporary painters of the California landscape, Randall paints still-lifes, figures, and portraits with equal mastery…His work evokes deep feelings, whether it’s the solitude of a deserted street at night or the exultation of a beautiful landscape, each speaks softly to the viewer.” 

   Originally from rural New England, Sexton transplanted to San Francisco,

CA (after completing a BFA from the University of CT, Storrs, in 1980.) Since then, he has been a fixture in the Bay Area art scene with a reputation as an inspiring teacher and collectable fine artist. For ten years he held a position with the San Francisco Academy of Art, SF. He now teaches various private workshops and classes including the Bay Area’s own Pixar Studios. His workshops have been hosted in destinations within the U.S. and abroad.


   Acknowledged by jurors and artists alike, Randall has garnered many awards for his paintings. Most notably: In 2008, he was honored with the “Artists’ Choice Award” in Laguna Beach at the 10th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Event held at the Laguna Museum of Art. He won Best of Show and top honors in similar events including, Telluride, Sedona, AZ ,Maui, HI, and Carmel, CA. at their respective painting festivals. In 2007, He was singled out with a First Place –“Jurors Choice Award” at The Napa Valley Museum’s landscape show entitled “Northern Views”


    He has been featured national journals including: “American Artist”-August 2000, “Southwest Art”-July 2003, “Plein Air” (currently- “Fine Art Connoisseur”)-November 2004, and “Workshop”-December 2006 He has been a member of the California Art Club, The Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association, “The Outsiders” (a group of artists loosely connected to “The Society of Six”) and The Baywood Artists (committed to working on environmentally sensitive projects.)