Artist: Randall Vemer
Illustrator, oil painter, mural and web designer, book cover designer, adjudicator, art curator, teacher
Making the transition from classical music to classical painting was not such a big conceptual leap for me. Both art forms demand years of serious training and analysis. After doing Alla-Prima painting (direct painting) I became interested in the classical method of constructing a painting in layers. After the design stage of several drawings, an ‘under-painting’ in monochromatic tones is created; over which layers of color glazes and impasto in the lights are added. This way I’m able to create the desired luminosity and rich effects that hopefully result. Bringing the Old Master approach to contemporary subjects I find interesting. Currently teaching Renaissance/Baroque painting methods. His project MusArt is an exhibition of 40 oil paintings of musicians around the world combining live music, Haiku poetry, film with original music by Grammy winning composer, a published book, and an orchestra instruments tree.