Lo­cal artist to host re­cep­tion for ex­hibit

Ran­dall Gra­ham to hold an open­ing re­cep­tion Thurs­day for his ex­hibit that runs through Nov. 12

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - Staff Re­port

MALVERN >> Artist Ran­dall Gra­ham is host­ing an open­ing re­cep­tion at his “Gallery 222” stu­dio for his art ex­hibit.

The open­ing re­cep­tion on Thurs­day is from 5 – 8 p.m. at his stu­dio at 222 East King Street. The ex­hibit will run through Nov. 12.

Gra­ham said his pas­sion for art be­gan dur­ing his child­hood with his love of draw­ing and cre­at­ing sto­ries through works of art. He stud­ied at The Car­lin Academy of Fine Art. Bo Bartlett also taught Gra­ham and in­flu­enced his style.

Born in Malvern, Gra­ham now re­sides in West Chester with his fam­ily. He keeps a stu­dio in Malvern where he works and teaches tra­di­tional paint­ing fun­da­men­tals.

Gra­ham said he is am­bi­tious when it comes to his ap­proach to paint­ing. His work comes in to be­ing through a va­ri­ety of chan­nels in­clud­ing stu­dio work, en plein air (out­door paint­ing) and his “en rain air” style. The “en rain air” style comes about from paint­ing a scene from his mini­van or win­dow while it is rain­ing. The rain­drops on the win­dow act as a means for ab­strac­tion. He noted the jux­ta­po­si­tion of ab­stract and real­ity cre­ates emo­tional paint­ings which have be­come very pop­u­lar with his col­lec­tors.

Gra­ham said he also loves to share his knowl­edge of paint­ing through teach­ing. Gra­ham teaches tra­di­tional paint­ing fun­da­men­tals at Ran­dall Gra­ham Stu­dio in Malvern and at Chester County Art As­so­ci­a­tion.

“Help­ing oth­ers cre­ate is a truly grat­i­fy­ing ex­pe­ri­ence,” Gra­ham said.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.gallery222­malvern.com or http://ran­dall­gra­ham.com.

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Pic­tured is the Brandy­wine River Mu­seum in the rain, painted by artist Ran­dall Gra­ham. The “en rain air” style comes about from paint­ing a scene from his mini­van or win­dow while it is rain­ing. The rain­drops on the win­dow act as a means for ab­strac­tion. He noted the jux­ta­po­si­tion of ab­stract and real­ity cre­ates emo­tional paint­ings.

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Artist Ran­dall Gra­ham is host­ing an open­ing re­cep­tion Thurs­day at his “Gallery 222” stu­dio for his art ex­hibit in Malvern.

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