Randy Jones’ nature paintings displayed at Tupper Arts
TUPPER LAKE — Tupper Arts presents “Randy Jones: One-Man Art Show,” which began Wednesday and runs through Sept. 27.
This show had to be postponed from late May due to mandatory COVID-19 shutdowns. Twenty-eight paintings, featuring wildlife and nature paintings in rustic frames, will be on display at 106 Park St. Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.
“I was 9 years old when my parents, recognizing an art ability in me, enrolled me in art classes,” said Jones, a native of Syracuse. “In college I struggled between my love of art and my love of nature, briefly majoring in art. But it was nature that won out then, and I graduated with a degree in environmental studies. After college I helped create an environmental-education program in the Poconos of Pennsylvania, which later won several state awards.”
“I lived for 20 years in the northern Adirondacks, restored antiques for 30 years, built houses and raised a couple sons. I was one of the founders of the Wild Center in Tupper Lake, New York, an internationally known environmental-education facility which educates thousands of people a year. I now live in a solar-powered house I built myself on 48 acres in central New York near Cooperstown, where I make interesting things in wood and capture nature on canvas.”