Happy New Year!

Here we are again. Another New Year. Another chance to steer ourselves in the direction of new goals and hopefully a better life. I’ll not go into the “New Year New Me” stuff, but I do want to start my 2024 blog with a reintroduction just in case I have new followers coming to find out about me and my work.

Studio coming along!

A quick run down about me and my current life:

I’m Randy L Purcell. I’m an artist that found an encaustic process that I’ve made into my own. I transfer the ink from recycled magazines onto beeswax. I love process. I love that my paintings require me to focus on the task at hand. I really love the outcome (most of the time). I started my journey as an artist in 2005 when I enrolled to MSTU. After earning my BFA in painting and sculpture. I have since worked hard to connect with my community, and to fine tune my craft. I recently moved from Nashville to East TN. I’m building a new studio, but am currently working out of a great space in the basement of our rental house. I’m looking forward to continuing my involvement in my community here in the Knoxville area and online. I’ve joined the Knoxville Arts & Culture Alliance and look to find other organizations. If you’re in the Knoxville area, I’d love to hear from you.

I‘m in Maryville now, but my next exhibit is in Nashville

In just a few weeks I’ll be returning to Nashville for a group show with “Four Artist TN.” As I mentioned in my last blog post, we’ve been working on new pieces that reflect the commonalities of subject, size, and/or place. The opening reception is Friday, Feb. 2, 2024. The paintings will be there throughout the month of February. If you’re in the area I hope you’ll be able to visit and let us know your thoughts on the work. Also, I’ll be bringing a few new bees!! Find more details on Centennial Art Center here: Centennial Arts Center

Centennial Arts Center: Feb. 2, 2024

Online Workshop!

I’m still working on the details, but I will be announcing an online workshop in a few weeks. As soon as those details are taken care of, I’ll quickly share on all my social media platforms and on here. Lots of behind the scene work to do, but it will be worth it. Stay Tuned!!

Talk to you soon!

That’s all for now, but I’ll be back soon. I’m still trying to figure out how many events I’ll participate this year. In the mean time, drop by The Copper Fox Gallery in Leiper’s Fork or, if you’re in Louisville, KY go to KORE Gallery. Thank you for following along! RLP

New Studio. Room with a view!