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Randall Gardner           

                             American Realist

In the Green Mountains of Vermont
Randall Gardner

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Art in the Round Barn Concludes

Sadly I received an email from the director of the
Art in the Round Barn Show that the 2016 show
that I participated in (down the page) was the 
final show. They have brought the premier
 Vermont Show to a conclusion. It is one
that I was honored to be in many times
over the past 11 years and twice in the
two Invitation Only Exhibits.  I am
saddened to see this great Vermont
Art Exhibit come to an end. It will
be missed.  Randall Gardner

The Flyer

I am currently exhibiting two paintings in the annual
Artistree Gallery ~ Pomfret, Vermont

The Flyer and a painting I have never exhibited
are now in the show. The other painting is called
Where Wyeth Walked
It is a landscape of the Olson farm in Cushing, Maine
where Wyeth painted Christina's World.

Don't forget to drop by the What's New Page!

 show at the Artistree Gallery.

At this Years Round Barn Show opening!

At the O
2016 Round Barn Invitational
"Featuring the art of Vermont's Best Artists"

I was excited to get the invitation for this year's show
with that lead line but I also felt honored to be considered such.
I was in the invitational several years ago but my choice of work
that I submitted was  embarrassingly mediocre.  I called Kim, the 
director of the  show and asked her what we were  permitted to 
enter and was relieved to  hear that there are no  restrictions on
whether a painting has been in the show before or not. In other
words I had already chosen my very best work to go this year!
 I gave Kim the  commitment that I was "in."  It was a
wonderful opening night and a great show this year!

Three of the Paintings for this year's Show
All Kedron Valley work in the same barn
South Woodstock, Vermont

Old Ale
Viewer's comments:
"Warmth exudes from wood" "Love the story this tells and the
hidden initials." Wood detail excellent." "Just breathtaking."


Memories of Arthur Wood
This painting had the most votes of the three I put
in the show this year. 
(Memories, Sunset, and Old Ale)

For more info and the stories on each painting go to:

Older Works

Last Stand
(This painting won the Award of Excellence
at the Grafton Exhibition a few years ago.)
   The corn is gone from the field and the last warm days of summer linger on at the edge of autumn. 
Time seems to hang suspended on days like this as summer holds out before yielding to the colder
days ahead. The old shed, too, leans precariously on the edge of its existence. The windows are gone 
and the wall is separated from the rotting beam that once supported it. In the end, all things must 
yield to death and decay, but for the moment, there is quiet dignity in this last stand before the fall.

Close Up

Kedron Spring
It was March and the sun's glare off the snow covered field 
was absolutely blinding as I slid barn door back. To me this 
was more about a moment in time than about having a 'center 
of interest.' There is a quiet beauty to the brilliant sunlight 
and the promise it held for the season about to unfold. 

Last Year's Viewers Comments
"Amazing story about the painting*" "A wonderful detail to capture!"
"Realism!" "The spiders web appears three dimensional. Wonderfully 
simplistic detail!" "Really imparts the feeling - Great!" "Beautiful"

Stella's Cow Barn, The Wake
Viewers Comments
"Evocative"   "Wonderful"  "Simple, Beautiful"

Myrtie and Mary
"Lovely rendition of an old barn" "Beautiful painting, Love the history!"
"Caught my attention"

Harry and Wanda
16 x 23
Acrylic on Panel
To see the story behind this painting go to:

Journey to Chadds Ford!
(Two summers ago)
Day 1
My wife and I were in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania this summer. 
We were driving down Route 1 and I saw road and remembered!
We drove up on Ring Road and found the Kuener's. 
Day 2
Today we spent the day doing the Brandywine Museum
bottom to top. Tremendous! At 10:00 am we went on the 
tour of Andrew Wyeth's studio. All of this was perhaps 
the best spent time and money an artist could invest.

That Evening!!
I was doing photography back at the Kuerner farm and 
all of a sudden a truck drove up and a man who got out 
asked  me what I was doing there.  Come to find out  it 
was Karl J. Kuerner, the grandson of Karl Kuerner o
Wyeth fame. When he found out that I was an artist he 
invited me up to his house. We spent two hours talking 
about art and sharing our ideas on painting. Fantastic!

The Kuerner Farm

Kuerner's  Today

Spring Fed Today

Andrew Wyeth's Studio
Chadd's Ford, PA

Randall Gardner 
now represented by
The Hunter Gallery of Fine Art
Next to the Old Tavern Inn
Grafton, Vermont
(now closed for the season)
It's time to do a Vemont latch!
My new studio info on Whats New Page!

 From our trip last year to the 
for an Andrew Wyeth Show!
Last fall, Sharon and I drove to Rockland, Maine for the end of
a special Wyeth show. This show had some rarely seen Wyeth
work on exhibit including a very large watercolor that was the
study for his very last painting  and an incredible watercolor
study of Far from Needham. A great show! We also drove
out to the Olson house and walked down to the master's
gravesite. He was buried in the middle of a snow storm
in January of 2009.
Andrew Wyeth
At Rest above the Tidewater
Cushing, Maine
A few new pictures are up on my tribute page:
Three New Book Acquisitions
Andrew Wyeth - Autobiography (finished)

Egg Tempera Painting by Coo Schadler (still reading)

Andrew Wyeth A Secret Life by Richard Meryman 
(re-reading now for the fifth time)

Andrew Wyeth - Looking Beyond 
I bought at the Brandywine Museum

Vertigo - I just bought it this fall at the Shelburne Museum. It is the 
catalog from the fantastic Wyeth art show we attended there.

Don't miss my Monthly Article

Also please visit the page:


Rockland, Maine

(Home of the Wyeth collection.)
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