Showing Sept. 20th - Oct. 14th Artist Reception/1st Anniversary Party - Sept. 23rd 6:30PM
Celebrate, Mix & Mingle with the artists. Enjoy the live music, fabulous food and drinks!
Randall Graham’s passion for art has been apparent since childhood. His love of drawing and creating stories through works of art started at a very young age and hasn’t stopped yet. He studied at The Carlin Academy of Fine Art. Bo Bartlett has also taught Randall and influenced his style. The tradition of Chester County artists continues with Randall. He was born in Malvern Pa and today he resides in West Chester PA with his family. He keeps a studio in Malvern where he works and teaches traditional painting fundamentals.
Randall is ambitious when it comes to his approach to painting. His work comes into to being through a variety of channels including studio work, en plein air (outdoor painting) and his "en rain air" style. The "en rain air" style comes about from painting a scene from his mini van or window while it is raining. The rain drops on the window act as a means for abstraction. The juxtaposition of abstract and reality creates emotional paintings which have become very popular with Randall's collectors.
Randall also loves to share his knowledge of painting through teaching. Helping others create is a truly gratifying experience. Randall teaches traditional painting fundamentals at Randall Graham Studio in Malvern and at Chester County Art Association.
Lele Galer is an oil and encaustic painter who uses a bright palette and expressionistic brushwork. She is particularly interested in color, mass and texture and likes to paint trees because of the strength and solidity of the trunks in juxtaposition to the color masses of vegetation in the forest. For the past several years she has been working in mig welded steel, making abstract sculptures with found and bought steel in relief or standing. Her sculptures range in size from 6 inches to 12 feet. Half of her time is devoted to steel sculpture and the other half to painting in encaustic and oil. Her studio is in West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Lele Galer was educated at Wesleyan University in Connecticut, University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco Art Institute. Most of the past 25 years were spent doing public art projects in schools and underserved areas, and she only returned to gallery work in 2005. Lele co-owns and manages the award winning local winery Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery in Kennett Square. She also writes a weekly newspaper art column, has a weekly Art Watch Radio show 1520 am radio on Wednesdays 1-1:30pm, runs local art shows, and writes, teaches and lectures in Art History in the schools. Lele has been married for almost 30 years to Brad Galer, whom she met at Wesleyan University in 1979, and they have three terrific sons, none of whom have any interest in art, education or wine.
Nathan Durnin has exhibited at Artists’ House Galley, Goggle Works and Works On Paper Gallery. He is the recipient of the Artists’ House Gallery Award, the Benjamin West and the Charles Toppan Prizes along with other numerous drawing and painting awards. In addition to being a practicing artist, Durnin also teaches painting and drawing courses at Delaware County Community College and The Wayne Art Center. Nathan Durnin received his Master of Fine Arts degree from The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, PA.