Welcome to my art website - original paintings added every week, plus if you ALSO follow me on my Facebook Business page (click on the FB button) I have discounted prices for 'facebook followers' every few days, including all the smaller paintings that don't often go on this website, as they sell fast!
After many successful years selling at events and galleries, I am now - in 2018 - going to be selling mainly from my studio, at direct-from-the-artist prices. Gallery mark-up is around 100%, and many sadly are just not keeping up with internet growth. Customers quickly look up online for artists they like, and while art should be the same price either direct or retail, I believe people really want to get affordable art, so prefer to deal directly. Art events and fairs costs can be up to £2K for the large shows, and by cutting most of these out I can sell at my own prices, with no mark-up or commission to add on.
You can still catch up with me at my occasional solo exhibitions, at the popular 'weekend for art lover' events I organise, which also support cancer charities; at some annual major events where I love to meet up with regular customers, and at several of the annual charity fairs here in Scotland. (I don't have an open studio/gallery, sorry - visitors strictly appointment only)
These pages have all my info, dates of events, terms of sale, framing and posting stuff.......and lots of gorgeous, bright colour-filled original art - enjoy!
About me and my work:
I have been a professional artist for many years, studying in Hampshire and in Glasgow, originally working as a textile designer, before demand grew and I made the decision to concentrate my work solely on painting.
Exhibiting extensively across the UK, including several sold-out exhibitions, I am very pleased to have many
collectors who love my work - including celebrities, politicians, and companies; together with customers in the USA,
across Europe, and in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, etc.
Design and art work has been commissioned and purchased by - among others - The National Trust for Scotland,
Glasgow Galleries and Museums, Scottish Tourist Board, the Edinburgh Festival Company, and for castles, hotels,
company offices, and for private collectors around the world.
Selected as one of 12 artists for the Scottish Artists Gallery at the John Lewis store in Glasgow.
Gallery exhibitions: include several in Glasgow, plus Helensburgh, Ayrshire, Stirling, Perthshire,
Yorkshire, Lancashire, Bristol, etc. and solo shows at Gleneagles.
My art has been featured often in various magazines and newspapers, including commissioned artwork, and I have several times
been described as 'one of the modern Scottish colourists.'
As well as taking part in numerous art fairs, events and exhibitions all over the UK, I have organised and run successful
art and design events, designed and managed pop-up galleries, and as a small business owner have taken part in the EU Conference of Entrepreneurs/SME's in Brussels, as a delegate and invited speaker as part of the group from Strathclyde University. I also work as a small business mentor to art and craft makers, and have been asked to devise workshops for Business Gateway here in Scotland.
Working in my studio nearly every day, I paint mainly in acrylics and mixed media, sometimes oils, with some on canvas and others on heavyweight paper. I work by building up many layers and fine glazes of colour, often using collage pieces, inks, oil pastel, plus my signature use of gold, copper and various texture media, so all my paintings are infused with light and glowing colours.
I never - despite numerous requests from galleries and offers from publishers - allow prints of my work. All my paintings have depth, light and shade, subtle shifts of colour, none of which would show in a paper copy. Everything I produce is an original-only, one-of-a-kind.
I'm inspired by the light and ever-changing scenery around me here in Scotland, as well as the warm shades of
Tuscany and the Mediterranean, and I continually experiment with ideas and different techniques, developing new work.
I live by the sea, surrounded by hills, lochs and mountains, and wonderful islands from Arran to the Hebrides and beyond.
Added to that, just playing around with a variety of paints and texture medium, collaging paper and fabric,
mixing pure pigments and gold leaf, splashing and layering colour, is a wonderful way to earn a living!
New paintings are regularly added to the 'new work for sale' page, PLUS if you follow me on facebook Pamela Randal Artist
you get first look at all new work, daily paintings and work in progress, and the special art sales, just for followers!