Randall Tillery loves to paint all subject matter but finds that his love for nature makes landscape painting a natural transition. Randall has had the privilege of working with, and taking classes from many excellent artists who have had a positive influence on his career; including Don Demers, Skip Whitcomb, Libby Tolley, Kathleen Dunphy, George Durkee, and Chuck Waldman. Tillery works both in his studio and plein air (out of doors), "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. Painting from life allows one to see the colors and subtle value changes; changes that when painting from photos alone are hard to detect. In addition painting plein air is a rather spiritual feeling for me. Being able to capture and interpret the beauty that I see in nature is indeed a gift that I hold precious."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 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, Secondand Third Place Awards.