The Nancy Dodds Gallery


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Nancy Dodds Gallery
7th and San Carlos
P.O. Box 6016
Carmel, CA 93921
831-624-0346
ndg@nancydoddsgallery.com
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Randall Sexton
Three Grannies
Three Grannies
Surf Report
Surf Report
San Juan Bautista Sideroads
San Juan Bautista Sideroads
Feeding Time
Feeding Time
The Lupin
The Lupin
Cypress Has a Point
Cypress Has a Point
The Cove - Point Lobos
The Cove - Point Lobos
Above the Falls
Above the Falls
Just Chillin'
Just Chillin'
Big Sur Surf
Big Sur Surf
Cliff Shadows
Cliff Shadows
Two Points West
Two Points West
Moo Mowers
Moo Mowers
La Fair and the International
La Fair and the International
Cove View
Cove View
Hills Above the Bay
Hills Above the Bay
Rockin' Shadows
Rockin' Shadows
Skyline Vista
Skyline Vista
The Lagoon Troughs
The Lagoon Troughs
White Roses with Apples #2
White Roses with Apples #2
Free Concert Today
Free Concert Today
Winter Roses
Winter Roses
The Foggy Dunes- Carmel
The Foggy Dunes- Carmel
Backyard Shadows II
Backyard Shadows II
Steep Drive
Steep Drive
Clouds Rising
Clouds Rising
Little Beach Life One
Little Beach Life One
LIttle Beach Life Two
LIttle Beach Life Two
Little Beach LIfe Three
Little Beach LIfe Three

 

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BIO

Artist Randall Sexton was born in 1958 in East Hampton, Connecticut. He holds a BFA in Painting from the University of Connecticut, and took courses at the San Francisco Academy of Art. From 1987 to 1989, Sexton studied the figure with Milt Kobayashi, and in 1991, he took landscape workshops with Michael Lynch. From 1990 to 1994, he studied with Carolyn Anderson and took portrait and figure classes with Bob Gerbracht.

From 1996 to 2003, Sexton was an instructor at the San Francisco Academy of Art where he taught courses in figure, landscape, and still life painting. In 2000, he taught at “Experience Italy 2000,” a summer abroad program in Tuscany. From 2004 to 2008, he taught at Pixar University. He currently leads private painting classes and workshops.

A “painter’s painter,” Sexton is a member of Baywood Artists Group, California Art Club, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, Northern California Painters Group, and The Outsiders. His award winning work has been featured in publications such as American Artist Magazine, Antiques and the Arts Weekly, Artweek, Plein Air Magazine, The Plein Air Scene, Southwest Art, and the San Francisco Chronicle.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My concerns as an artist have always been rather straightforward. The discipline of direct painting, both in the plein air experience and in the studio, has helped me to develop a loose handling of paint that speaks as much about the paint itself as it does any given subject matter. I try to combine traditional methods of painting with a "sense of myself living in the present." My paintings are a direct response from the world around me as I strive to be "in the moment" while I work.  Nature has proven to be the most demanding and inspiring teacher, so I work from life, as often as possible and try to remain open to new ideas and new approaches.

Each painting is a simple sentence in an ongoing story that will take a lifetime to unfold. The tale is a compilation of images that reflect the magic of life itself and the mysteries of light, color, and shape as I respond to the world around me. Painting has enabled me to be more observant and appreciative of the beauty and richness in everyday life.

SELECTED MUSEUM EXHIBITIONS


2010    Palette to Palate, Laguna Beach Museum, California
2007    The Outsiders, Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield, CA
            Northern Views, Napa Valley Museum of Art, Yountville, CA
2006    The Outsiders, Bolinas Musum of Art, Bolinas, CA
2005    The Outsiders, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
            The Outsiders, Hearst Museum Gallery, Moraga, CA
2002    The Outsiders Painting Group, Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA
            Historic Wineries and Vineyards, Riverside Museum, Riverside, CA
2000    Towards the New Millennium, Monterey Museum of Art, Monterey, CA
1993    68th Annual Crocker Kingsley Exhibition, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2010    Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island, CA
           Recent Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2009    Debra Huse Gallery, Balboa Island, CA
2008    Nancy Dodds Gallery, Carmel, CA
2007    Recent Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2005    Recent Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            RC Sexton Solo Show, The Davis Gallery, Genoa, NV
2004    Recent Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco CA
2002    Recent Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2000    Recent Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1999    Recent Paintings, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1997    Recent Works, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1995    Introductions ’95, John Pence Gallery, CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2007    The Maynard Dixon Show, Thunderbird Foundation, Mt. Carmel, UT
            LPAPA, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
            Telluride Plein Air, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride CO
            Maui Plein Air Invitational, Lahaina, HI
2006     LPAPA, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
            Paint Wilmington, The Walls Gallery, Wilmington, NC
            Maui Plein Air Invitational, Lahaina, HI
2005    LPAPA, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
            Paint Wilmington, Walls Art Gallery, Wilmington, NC
            Sonoma Plein Air, Sonoma, CA
            Maui Plein Air Festival, Lahaina, HI
2004    Carmel Art Festival, Carmel CA
            Laguna Beach Plein Air, Laguna Beach Museum of Art, Laguna Beach, CA
            Telluride Plein Air, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, CO
2003    The M.A.L.T Annual Benefit Exhibition, Nicasio, CA
            The Nude, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Marinscapes, Escalle Winery, Larkspur, CA
            Carmel Art Festival, Carmel Art Association, Carmel. CA
            Mentors and Protégés, Vose Gallery, Boston, MA
2002    The Desert, Firethorn Gallery, Palm Springs, CA
            Homage To, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Still Life and Interiors, John Pence Gallery, San Francisco, CA
            Society of Three, Nancy Dodds Gallery, Carmel, CA
            A Creek Runs Through It, Baywood Artists and GGNPA, San Francisco, CA
            Sonoma Plein Air Festival, Sonoma, CA
            Scene on the Straight, Martinez, CA
            Cityscapes, Fountainside Gallery, Wilmington, NC
            Red Umbrellas, 101 California, San Francisco, CA

AWARDS AND HONORS

2011    Artist's Choice, Maui Plein Air Festival
2010    Artist's Choice & Juror's Choice, Napa Art Festival
            Artist's Choice, Maui Plein Air Festival
2009    Artist's Choice Award, 10th Annual LPAPA Show, Laguna Beach Museum
            Best of Show, Telluride Plein Air
            Artist's Choice, Copia/Napa Valley Land Trust Art Festival
2007    Best of Show - Northern Views, Napa Museum of Art
2006    Artist's Choice, Sedona Plein Air Festival
            Best of Show, Artists' Choice, Maui Plein Air Painting Invitational
2005    Third Place, Carmel Art Festival
2004    Best of Show, First Place "Quick-Draw,” Carmel Art Festival
2003    Peoples' Choice, Laguna Plein Air Festival
            Second Place, Carmel Art Festival
            Best Work on Canvas or Panel, Carmel Art Festival
2002    Honorable Mention, Carmel Art Festival
2001     Best of Show, The Fine Art of the Automobile, Artisans Gallery, Mill Valley, CA
1994    Purchase Award, Neighborhoods of the 90's, Southern Utah University, Cedar City, UT
1993    Merit Award, 68th Annual Crocker Kingsley Exhibition, The Crocker Museum, Sacramento, CA