Randy L Purcell is a Mixed Media Artist working in Nashville, TN. In 2009 he received his BFA in Studio Art from Middle Tennessee State University. His work can be found in corporate, private and public collections. He works in various media, but since 2010 has primarily focused on his unique Encaustic process of transferring ink onto beeswax. Using a photo as a template, he lays it on plywood that’s been coated with beeswax. He then cuts the template into tiny pieces and replaces those pieces with magazine paper. He continues this process, carefully choosing the colors from the magazine pages, until the whole image is replaced. The magazine paper is then removed leaving just the ink transferred onto the thin layer of beeswax. The result is a mosaic-like field of color that makes up the larger image.
“A Second Glance”
My work is a collection of subjects reflecting on my life’s experiences. From a visit to the farm, a walk in the city, or an afternoon sail on the lake, I am constantly taking pictures to document the things that catch my attention. Sooner or later, these photographs become the subjects of my paintings. My process allows time for reflection. My intent is to capture the viewer’s attention and seduce them into their own moment of contemplation. A Second Glance.