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Rand Herron - Fine Artist

Rand Herron

Dahlonega, GA - United States

 
 
 

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Rand Herron

Dahlonega, GA - United States

Rand Herron - Fine Artist

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About Rand Herron

My name is Rand Herron. I was born and raised in southeastern Florida, in the county of Palm Beach.
In 2007, having been retired from law enforcement I moved to the mountains of Northern Georgia.
When I was just seventeen, I broke my neck in a diving accident. That catastrophic injury nearly killed me and left me a quadriplegic. I was in the hospital for nearly six months learning to do everything all over again, and live in a wheelchair. That was the summer of 1977.
I am paralyzed from the chest down and in my arms and hands. My arms are half paralyzed, so to speak, and my fingers are as well. I am able to move my arms and wrists quite well however, but am limited with triceps. Without the use of my fingers I have mastered leverage and can do many things with my hands, including driving my vehicle.
When I was young and before my injury I was moderately interested in art, especially photography and darkroom work. I also used to sketch with pencil or charcoal a fair bit which consisted of mostly sports figures and portraits. That may be why much of my work looks like sketch-painting. Other than a few public school art courses, that was the extent of my training.
When I was twenty, two years after my injury, I apprenticed for a short time under a famous portrait artist. Though it only lasted about 6 months, I did learn some good lessons about oil painting. I did only 1 1/2 portraits, never having finished the second. For a few years hence I did dabble in sketching on and off. Then didn't touch art for decades until my wife gave me the gift of an iPad in 2011. After seeing an amazing artist (on youtube) do an oil rendering on his iPad I was stunned to learn that you could draw and paint digitally. That the 'apps' for art really and completely simulate real art in almost every form. Whether drawing, sketching, air brushing or oil, the genre of art is translated beautifully without actually using paint. The screen is my canvas and my index finger is the brush. I find my finger works better than a stylus. I can make the brush any shape I like and no chemicals are involved. My paints are unlimited and the drying time immediate. I have found though, that time does not know the difference. It takes just as long to paint digitally then with real paint. For me anyway.
I do think some artists these days are in love with their signatures. I won't sign a piece if I think it detracts from the overall outcome. Therefore, some pieces are unsigned. Many of my pieces are highly detailed.
I love the elemental feminine beauty of flowers and tend to paint them often. But I am painting more and different subjects now. I am also putting up some of my photographs. These photos were taken from my wheelchair with a small Sony Cybershot with a 12x lens. Unfortunately, as much as I'd love to I am unable to use a larger DSLR camera very effectively. My photos may be cropped, but are not enhanced using software.
Being new to digital art, some of the pieces (especially the early ones) are limited in size do to resolution setting issues. Ive corrected that with my newer pieces.
All my work is done with love for those I love. I hope you enjoy it.
Peace! -Rand

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Horse by Rand Herron
 

Horse by Rand Herron

Pink Lux by Rand Herron
 

Pink Lux by Rand Herron

Yellow Poppies by Rand Herron
 

Yellow Poppies by Rand Herron

Yellow Hibiscus by Rand Herron
 

Yellow Hibiscus by Rand Herron

Yellow Rose by Rand Herron
 

Yellow Rose by Rand Herron

Pink Lux Butterfly by Rand Herron
 

Pink Lux Butterfly by Rand Herron

Downy Winter Male by Rand Herron
 

Downy Winter Male by Rand Herron

Lobster Claw by Rand Herron
 

Lobster Claw by Rand Herron

Canna Lilly Whimsy by Rand Herron
 

Canna Lilly Whimsy by Rand Herron

Cherry Blossoms by Rand Herron
 

Cherry Blossoms by Rand Herron

Single Pose by Rand Herron
 

Single Pose by Rand Herron

African Sunset Sky by Rand Herron
 

African Sunset Sky by Rand Herron

California Sky by Rand Herron
 

California Sky by Rand Herron

Passion by Rand Herron
 

Passion by Rand Herron

Male Cardinal in snow by Rand Herron
 

Male Cardinal in snow by Rand Herron

Blue Flower Butterfly by Rand Herron
 

Blue Flower Butterfly by Rand Herron

Bluebird catches worm by Rand Herron
 

Bluebird catches worm by Rand Herron

Hummingbird  by Rand Herron
 

Hummingbird by Rand Herron

Working Couple by Rand Herron
 

Working Couple by Rand Herron

Golden Finch by Rand Herron
 

Golden Finch by Rand Herron

Lounging Lizard by Rand Herron
 

Lounging Lizard by Rand Herron

Knockout Roses by Rand Herron
 

Knockout Roses by Rand Herron

Natural Wild Azaleas  by Rand Herron
 

Natural Wild Azaleas by Rand Herron

Peachy Rose by Rand Herron
 

Peachy Rose by Rand Herron

Single lily  by Rand Herron
 

Single lily by Rand Herron

White Azalea  by Rand Herron
 

White Azalea by Rand Herron

Tigers by Rand Herron
 

Tigers by Rand Herron

Berrylicious  by Rand Herron
 

Berrylicious by Rand Herron

Simply flowers by Rand Herron
 

Simply flowers by Rand Herron

Chiming in by Rand Herron
 

Chiming in by Rand Herron

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