Art In The Library
What is Life Without Art–
or, Art Without Life?
“I hope that you can find as much life in these paintings as I felt when I painted them.”
Randall loves to paint all subject matter but finds that his love for nature makes landscape painting a natural transition. He has had the privilege of working with, and taking classes from many excellent artists who have had a positive
influence on his career. Working both in his studio and plein air (out of doors), Randall says, “I enjoy the change from outdoors work to studio work, but I feel it is critical that I paint plein air as much as possible to maintain the freshness in my paintings.”
Randall has received numerous awards since re-entering the art scene. In 2006 he was awarded a Second Place Award in the national “Sherwood Forest Monterey Beach Plein Air Competition.”The week long event played host to forty nationally selected artists. He has also won many regional and national awards including Best of Show, People’s Choice and numerous First, Second and Third Place Awards.
Dyrk Godby: Equine Artist, Painter, Leather Art and Singer/Songwriter
Dyrk Godby is an Idaho cowboy, western artist and a singer/songwriter. Dyrk was raised on working horse ranches in Idaho, Oregon and Nevada, blessing him with a love and respect for quality equine stock. His connection with horses and the western lifestyle has flavored every aspect of his life, and is brilliantly expressed in his art. Dyrk’s paintings are detailed – highlighting the beauty and grace of horses. His music is insightful, reflecting the lifestyle and culture of the American cowboy.
Dyrk’s original artwork on leather retains that detailed beauty of the American West. Beautiful handcrafted leather briefcases, purses and Bible covers are hand burned with exquisite images of cowboys, cowgirls and the great American ranch life, each piece is a one-of-a-kind work of art.
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